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Monday December 29, 2008
Start: 12/29/2008 1:00 pm

Join us for a day of backcountry skiing in the Tahoe area. Requires advanced skiing skills, avalanche training. Randonee or Telemark skis, climbing skins, avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe. Location determined by snow conditions. We seek powder snow and may climb and descend multiple times. Contact leader about lodging.

Saturday January 03, 2009
Start: 01/03/2009 1:00 am

This is an annual January Loma Prieta Peak-Climbing Section tradition. It's a 12-mile round trip to the summit of the peak. We'll be carpooling from San Jose, as it is a 150-mile drive to the trailhead. This peak is the 2nd highest in the Santa Lucia range. On the summit, we'll find exotic ponderosa pine, white fir, and other plants normally associated with the Sierra. We'll start at the trailhead at 10 AM, summit by 2 PM and be back at the cars by 4 PM. This is a class 1 day-hike open to all.

Saturday January 10, 2009
Start: 01/10/2009 1:00 am

15-mile round trip. Too much food and too little exercise recently? The holidays are over, so now it's time to get back into shape. From Mitchell Canyon we'll hike up the north side of Diablo to at least the two main summits. Heavy rain cancels. For carpooling, we meet at 8:00 AM at the Park & Ride at 680 and Mission Blvd in Fremont, across from McDonald's -- note, this is the NORTHERN of the two 680/Mission intersections. Or, meet at the Mitchell Canyon Trailhead on the north side of Mt. Diablo at 9:00 AM.

Tuesday January 13, 2009
Start: 01/13/2009 7:00 pm
End: 01/13/2009 9:00 pm

Emilie Cortes will compare and contrast two climbing expeditions to the high volcanoes of Ecuador. The first expedition in 2006 was guided by Alpine Ascents and the objectives were Cayambe (18.3k ft), Cotopaxi (19.3k ft), and Chimborazo (20.5k ft). After unsuccessful attempts on all three, Emilie returned in November 2008 with two friends to test a new acclimatization schedule and continue to explore Ecuador.

Friday January 16, 2009
Start: 01/16/2009 1:00 pm

Climb Lone Pine Peak's north face in winter from the Meysan Lakes trail. This is a snowshoe trip; crampons and ice axe required. Trip is restricted to Sierra Club members. Expect winter conditions. Be prepared for winter climbing at altitude and snow camping. Extreme weather cancels. Must be in excellent physical condition for climbing. Trip will be private if not approved by the MOC.

Start: 01/16/2009 1:00 pm

Join us for a day of backcountry skiing in the Tahoe area. Requires advanced skiing skills, avalanche training. Randonee or Telemark skis, climbing skis, avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe. Location determined by snow conditions. We seek powder snow and may climb and descend multiple times. Contact leader about lodging.

Saturday January 17, 2009

Climb Lone Pine Peak's north face in winter from the Meysan Lakes trail. This is a snowshoe trip; crampons and ice axe required. Trip is restricted to Sierra Club members. Expect winter conditions. Be prepared for winter climbing at altitude and snow camping. Extreme weather cancels. Must be in excellent physical condition for climbing. Trip will be private if not approved by the MOC.

Sunday January 18, 2009

Climb Lone Pine Peak's north face in winter from the Meysan Lakes trail. This is a snowshoe trip; crampons and ice axe required. Trip is restricted to Sierra Club members. Expect winter conditions. Be prepared for winter climbing at altitude and snow camping. Extreme weather cancels. Must be in excellent physical condition for climbing. Trip will be private if not approved by the MOC.

Monday January 19, 2009
Start: 01/16/2009 1:00 pm
End: 01/19/2009 1:00 pm

Climb Lone Pine Peak's north face in winter from the Meysan Lakes trail. This is a snowshoe trip; crampons and ice axe required. Trip is restricted to Sierra Club members. Expect winter conditions. Be prepared for winter climbing at altitude and snow camping. Extreme weather cancels. Must be in excellent physical condition for climbing. Trip will be private if not approved by the MOC.

Start: 01/19/2009 9:00 am
End: 01/19/2009 1:00 pm

President-Elect Barack Obama has called for National Service Day. Let’s give back to the community. We will be doing trail maintenance at Santa Theresa County Park in Santa Clara County. There are tools for up to 100 people; there is ample space for volunteers. It is Martin Luther King Day, so I suspect some of you won’t be working. We encourage you to put in a hard day’s work to remind yourself of why you went to college. Leader: Jeff Fisher jeff_fisher_5252@sbcglobal.net. Cell: 650-207-9632, Home: 408-879-9892. Best way to contact me is by e-mail.

Saturday January 24, 2009
Start: 01/24/2009 1:00 pm

The Loma Prieta Chapter Backpacking and Peak Climbing Sections are again sponsoring a 3-day course in winter snow camping. There is a one day dry (class) session and a 2-day weekend outing to put in to practice all those principles.
This course is only conducted every two years, so this is the time to do it, especially with our full calendar of winter trips. Dates are 1/24, 1/31, 2/1.

Snow Camping Seminar 2009

CAMPING? IN THE SNOW? YES!

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