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Thursday July 03, 2008

We'll attempt to climb several peaks ranging from the south to the west of Mt. Whitney on this 6 day trip. From Cottonwood Lakes trailhead, we'll go over New Army Pass and drop down to head north on the PCT or into the Sky Blue Lake basin, depending on which peaks people want to climb. The peaks are all class 1 or 2, except McAdie, which is class 3.

Start: 07/03/2008 1:00 pm

This is a technical trip requiring a high level of skill.

To avoid holiday traffic we'll leave the Bay Area on Wednesday, and hopefully celebrate July 4 on the summit of Disappointment Peak. Experience with ice ax, crampons, rope, and loose rock required for this strenuous class 4 couloir climb. We will drive home Saturday, or possibly climb Middle Palisade. Permit for 5.

Friday July 04, 2008

We'll attempt to climb several peaks ranging from the south to the west of Mt. Whitney on this 6 day trip. From Cottonwood Lakes trailhead, we'll go over New Army Pass and drop down to head north on the PCT or into the Sky Blue Lake basin, depending on which peaks people want to climb. The peaks are all class 1 or 2, except McAdie, which is class 3.

This is a technical trip requiring a high level of skill.

To avoid holiday traffic we'll leave the Bay Area on Wednesday, and hopefully celebrate July 4 on the summit of Disappointment Peak. Experience with ice ax, crampons, rope, and loose rock required for this strenuous class 4 couloir climb. We will drive home Saturday, or possibly climb Middle Palisade. Permit for 5.

Start: 07/04/2008 1:00 pm

This is an ambitious trip targeting two peaks in the Piute pass region over 3 days.

We will hike up to Piute pass and make camp at one of the lakes near there with a possible reconnaissance of the 3rd class route of Goethe peak in that afternoon. Saturday we will climb the previously scouted 3rd class route up Goethe and on the descent cross over on trails and cross country to do the easier 2nd class Pilot Knob returning to camp via headlamps. Participants should bring a good headlamp, GPS, and be self-sufficient for camping.

Saturday July 05, 2008

We'll attempt to climb several peaks ranging from the south to the west of Mt. Whitney on this 6 day trip. From Cottonwood Lakes trailhead, we'll go over New Army Pass and drop down to head north on the PCT or into the Sky Blue Lake basin, depending on which peaks people want to climb. The peaks are all class 1 or 2, except McAdie, which is class 3.

This is a technical trip requiring a high level of skill.

To avoid holiday traffic we'll leave the Bay Area on Wednesday, and hopefully celebrate July 4 on the summit of Disappointment Peak. Experience with ice ax, crampons, rope, and loose rock required for this strenuous class 4 couloir climb. We will drive home Saturday, or possibly climb Middle Palisade. Permit for 5.

This is an ambitious trip targeting two peaks in the Piute pass region over 3 days.

We will hike up to Piute pass and make camp at one of the lakes near there with a possible reconnaissance of the 3rd class route of Goethe peak in that afternoon. Saturday we will climb the previously scouted 3rd class route up Goethe and on the descent cross over on trails and cross country to do the easier 2nd class Pilot Knob returning to camp via headlamps. Participants should bring a good headlamp, GPS, and be self-sufficient for camping.

Sunday July 06, 2008

We'll attempt to climb several peaks ranging from the south to the west of Mt. Whitney on this 6 day trip. From Cottonwood Lakes trailhead, we'll go over New Army Pass and drop down to head north on the PCT or into the Sky Blue Lake basin, depending on which peaks people want to climb. The peaks are all class 1 or 2, except McAdie, which is class 3.

Start: 07/03/2008 1:00 pm
End: 07/06/2008 1:00 pm

This is a technical trip requiring a high level of skill.

To avoid holiday traffic we'll leave the Bay Area on Wednesday, and hopefully celebrate July 4 on the summit of Disappointment Peak. Experience with ice ax, crampons, rope, and loose rock required for this strenuous class 4 couloir climb. We will drive home Saturday, or possibly climb Middle Palisade. Permit for 5.

Start: 07/04/2008 1:00 pm
End: 07/06/2008 1:00 pm

This is an ambitious trip targeting two peaks in the Piute pass region over 3 days.

We will hike up to Piute pass and make camp at one of the lakes near there with a possible reconnaissance of the 3rd class route of Goethe peak in that afternoon. Saturday we will climb the previously scouted 3rd class route up Goethe and on the descent cross over on trails and cross country to do the easier 2nd class Pilot Knob returning to camp via headlamps. Participants should bring a good headlamp, GPS, and be self-sufficient for camping.

Monday July 07, 2008
Start: 07/02/2008 1:00 pm
End: 07/07/2008 1:00 pm

We'll attempt to climb several peaks ranging from the south to the west of Mt. Whitney on this 6 day trip. From Cottonwood Lakes trailhead, we'll go over New Army Pass and drop down to head north on the PCT or into the Sky Blue Lake basin, depending on which peaks people want to climb. The peaks are all class 1 or 2, except McAdie, which is class 3.

Tuesday July 08, 2008
Start: 07/08/2008 6:00 pm
End: 07/08/2008 9:00 pm

The July meeting is our annual BBQ and gear exchange on July 8 at 6:00 at Wildwood Park BBQ area A. See http://tinyurl.com/6qpm4p.

Bring a dish to share, your own specialty, or choose according to first letter of your last name:

A-G Main course (think grilled items)
H-M Appetizer
N-S Veggie or Fruit side
T-Z Dessert

Bring your own beverage (alcohol is ok), $3, dinnerware, friends and family.

Saturday July 12, 2008
Start: 07/12/2008 1:00 am

This will be a relatively slow-paced, weekend climb of Iron Mountain. Saturday we'll hike in via the Beck Lakes trail and we'll set up camp. Sunday we'll climb the peak, and hike out. We will be using ice axe and crampons so some experience with them will be necessary, but it will not be a difficult climb.

This region of the Sierra is one of my favorites because of its scenic beauty. Map is Cattle Mountain 7.5 or Topo!

Sunday July 13, 2008
Start: 07/12/2008 1:00 am
End: 07/13/2008 1:00 pm

This will be a relatively slow-paced, weekend climb of Iron Mountain. Saturday we'll hike in via the Beck Lakes trail and we'll set up camp. Sunday we'll climb the peak, and hike out. We will be using ice axe and crampons so some experience with them will be necessary, but it will not be a difficult climb.

This region of the Sierra is one of my favorites because of its scenic beauty. Map is Cattle Mountain 7.5 or Topo!

Friday July 18, 2008
Start: 07/18/2008 1:00 pm

Leave Bay Area on Thursday afternoon (July 17), drive to Independence, and camp at Onion Valley. On Friday we climb over University Pass, probably dropping packs to climb University (13,589'). We then descend over to Center Basin and camp above Golden Bear Lake. Saturday will be a climb of Bradley Peak followed by a traverse to Mt. Keith, and return to camp. On Sunday, we climb Junction Peak, hike out, and drive home. Send qualifications, climbing resume to trip leader. Carpool from Bay Area.

Saturday July 19, 2008

Leave Bay Area on Thursday afternoon (July 17), drive to Independence, and camp at Onion Valley. On Friday we climb over University Pass, probably dropping packs to climb University (13,589'). We then descend over to Center Basin and camp above Golden Bear Lake. Saturday will be a climb of Bradley Peak followed by a traverse to Mt. Keith, and return to camp. On Sunday, we climb Junction Peak, hike out, and drive home. Send qualifications, climbing resume to trip leader. Carpool from Bay Area.

Sunday July 20, 2008
Start: 07/18/2008 1:00 pm
End: 07/20/2008 1:00 pm

Leave Bay Area on Thursday afternoon (July 17), drive to Independence, and camp at Onion Valley. On Friday we climb over University Pass, probably dropping packs to climb University (13,589'). We then descend over to Center Basin and camp above Golden Bear Lake. Saturday will be a climb of Bradley Peak followed by a traverse to Mt. Keith, and return to camp. On Sunday, we climb Junction Peak, hike out, and drive home. Send qualifications, climbing resume to trip leader. Carpool from Bay Area.

Friday July 25, 2008
Start: 07/25/2008 1:00 pm

This will be a relatively slow paced, three day climb of Mt. Thompson. Friday we'll hike in to Sunset Lake where we'll set up camp. Saturday we'll climb the peak, and on Sunday we'll hike out. We will be using ice axe and crampons so experience with them will be necessary.

This region of the Sierra is very rugged, with some great alpine scenery.

Co-leader wanted.

Saturday July 26, 2008

This will be a relatively slow paced, three day climb of Mt. Thompson. Friday we'll hike in to Sunset Lake where we'll set up camp. Saturday we'll climb the peak, and on Sunday we'll hike out. We will be using ice axe and crampons so experience with them will be necessary.

This region of the Sierra is very rugged, with some great alpine scenery.

Co-leader wanted.

Start: 07/26/2008 1:00 pm

This is a great introduction to climbing Sierra peaks. The views from Mt. Morgan (S) are spectacular, with Bear Creek Spire, Mt. Humphreys, and the Pioneer Basin in sight. On Saturday morning, we will meet at Rock Creek Lake in the Eastern Sierra, hike to Francis Lake, and set up camp. On Sunday, we will climb the ridge to Mt Morgan at a moderate pace, return to camp, and head back to the trailhead. The peak is quite high, so you should be in good condition and have spent some recent time at altitude.

Sunday July 27, 2008
Start: 07/25/2008 1:00 pm
End: 07/27/2008 1:00 pm

This will be a relatively slow paced, three day climb of Mt. Thompson. Friday we'll hike in to Sunset Lake where we'll set up camp. Saturday we'll climb the peak, and on Sunday we'll hike out. We will be using ice axe and crampons so experience with them will be necessary.

This region of the Sierra is very rugged, with some great alpine scenery.

Co-leader wanted.

Start: 07/26/2008 1:00 pm
End: 07/27/2008 1:00 pm

This is a great introduction to climbing Sierra peaks. The views from Mt. Morgan (S) are spectacular, with Bear Creek Spire, Mt. Humphreys, and the Pioneer Basin in sight. On Saturday morning, we will meet at Rock Creek Lake in the Eastern Sierra, hike to Francis Lake, and set up camp. On Sunday, we will climb the ridge to Mt Morgan at a moderate pace, return to camp, and head back to the trailhead. The peak is quite high, so you should be in good condition and have spent some recent time at altitude.

Thursday July 31, 2008
Start: 07/31/2008 1:00 pm

Leave Bay Area on Thursday afternoon (July 31), and camp near the trailhead. On Friday we climb over Sawtooth Pass to camp in Big Arroyo (16 miles, 4500 feet of gain). Saturday, Sunday, and Monday will be climbs of Mt. Kaweah, Black, and Red, respectively. On Tuesday, Aug. 5, we hike the 16 miles back out and drive home. Send qualifications, climbing resume to trip leader. Carpool from Bay Area.

Friday August 01, 2008

Leave Bay Area on Thursday afternoon (July 31), and camp near the trailhead. On Friday we climb over Sawtooth Pass to camp in Big Arroyo (16 miles, 4500 feet of gain). Saturday, Sunday, and Monday will be climbs of Mt. Kaweah, Black, and Red, respectively. On Tuesday, Aug. 5, we hike the 16 miles back out and drive home. Send qualifications, climbing resume to trip leader. Carpool from Bay Area.

Start: 08/01/2008 1:00 pm

Enjoy the beautiful forests and peaks of our national parks. I've reserved two side-by-side campsites at Lodgepole Campground. $8 nonrefundable fee holds your spot for 2 nights (Fri/Sat). Saturday, we'll hike up Mt Silliman (expect a long day). Sunday, we'll decide on either Alta Peak or Mitchell Peak. Legendary group appetizers Saturday night.

Saturday August 02, 2008

Leave Bay Area on Thursday afternoon (July 31), and camp near the trailhead. On Friday we climb over Sawtooth Pass to camp in Big Arroyo (16 miles, 4500 feet of gain). Saturday, Sunday, and Monday will be climbs of Mt. Kaweah, Black, and Red, respectively. On Tuesday, Aug. 5, we hike the 16 miles back out and drive home. Send qualifications, climbing resume to trip leader. Carpool from Bay Area.

Enjoy the beautiful forests and peaks of our national parks. I've reserved two side-by-side campsites at Lodgepole Campground. $8 nonrefundable fee holds your spot for 2 nights (Fri/Sat). Saturday, we'll hike up Mt Silliman (expect a long day). Sunday, we'll decide on either Alta Peak or Mitchell Peak. Legendary group appetizers Saturday night.

Start: 08/02/2008 1:00 pm

Backpack 8 miles, climbing 2600 ft, from Silver Lake to camp at Thousand Island Lake. Climb Davis on Sunday, 10 mi, 2400 ft, then hike out. Peak wildflowers. Intermediate skills. Permit for 6.

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