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« Week of April 12, 2009 »
Start: 04/11/2009 10:00 am
End: 04/12/2009 10:00 am

In the Diablo Range, south of Pinnacles National Monument, the Bureau of Land Management takes care of some scenic and rugged public lands. We'll take up a project we started with them in 2005, and help improve the Coalinga-Mineral Springs National Recreation Trail, which offers a 2.4 mile hike to the top of picturesque Kreyenhagen Peak. Car camping overnight;
central commissary by Vicky Hoover. Cost: Central commissary cost (two meals only) is $6. Bring: Bring camping gear, work clothes, warm clothes for morning and evening, raingear, two lunches, daypack, water bottle, etc.

Start: 04/11/2009 1:00 pm
End: 04/12/2009 1:00 pm

Two day climb Mount Shasta from the Bunny Flat TH via the spectacular Casaval Ridge.  Conditions permitting as there must be sufficient snow on this route. This is a snowshoe trip; crampons and ice axe proficiency required, no exceptions. 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 with recent experience at altitude and carrying heavy pack.

Start: 04/12/2009 1:00 pm

This trip is to Santa Teresa Park in San Jose where we will rig ropes over creek beds to simulate crevasses of ice and snow. Pretty cool, eh? Parking fee likely.

Start: 04/14/2009 7:30 pm
End: 04/14/2009 9:30 pm

Ama DablamAma Dablam is one of the most recognizable mountains in the world. Its picture is featured in many calendars, books about Nepal and it's even a symbol of one of the major investment companies. At 6,812 metres (22,349 feet) it towers over the trekkers going to Everest Base Camp. It adds to the
mountain's allure that there is no real easy way to the summit -
the easiest route contains exposed 5.7+ sections above 19,000 ft and high angle