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Friday April 24, 2009
Start: 04/24/2009 10:00 am

Climb Red Slate Mtn via the beautiful colorful Convict Canyon and the west ridge. Ski 6 miles with 3000 feet of climbing to reach camp near Lake Wit-so-nah-pah for Friday and Saturday nights. Summit climb is about 2500 feet in about 2 miles. Requires excellent physical condition, advanced skiing skills, avalanche training, snow camping, Randonee or Telemark skis, climbing skis, ski crampons, boot crampons, ice axe, helmet, avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe. Restricted trip - Sierra Club membership and medical form required. May change date to Apr 17-19 weekend.

Saturday April 25, 2009

Climb Red Slate Mtn via the beautiful colorful Convict Canyon and the west ridge. Ski 6 miles with 3000 feet of climbing to reach camp near Lake Wit-so-nah-pah for Friday and Saturday nights. Summit climb is about 2500 feet in about 2 miles. Requires excellent physical condition, advanced skiing skills, avalanche training, snow camping, Randonee or Telemark skis, climbing skis, ski crampons, boot crampons, ice axe, helmet, avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe. Restricted trip - Sierra Club membership and medical form required. May change date to Apr 17-19 weekend.

Sunday April 26, 2009
Start: 04/24/2009 10:00 am
End: 04/26/2009 10:00 am

Climb Red Slate Mtn via the beautiful colorful Convict Canyon and the west ridge. Ski 6 miles with 3000 feet of climbing to reach camp near Lake Wit-so-nah-pah for Friday and Saturday nights. Summit climb is about 2500 feet in about 2 miles. Requires excellent physical condition, advanced skiing skills, avalanche training, snow camping, Randonee or Telemark skis, climbing skis, ski crampons, boot crampons, ice axe, helmet, avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe. Restricted trip - Sierra Club membership and medical form required. May change date to Apr 17-19 weekend.

Friday May 01, 2009
Start: 05/01/2009 1:00 am

Camping 14 days, Hotel 7 days

Start: 05/01/2009 1:00 pm

Space exists for 2 people to climb peaks in Mineral King using skis. Access to the area depends on weather and road conditions. Requirements are as for Red Slate Mtn trip.

Saturday May 02, 2009

Space exists for 2 people to climb peaks in Mineral King using skis. Access to the area depends on weather and road conditions. Requirements are as for Red Slate Mtn trip.

Start: 05/02/2009 1:00 pm

Snowshoe or skis for the approach. Ice axe and crampons may be needed near the summit area. Contact Arun for further details.

Sunday May 03, 2009
Start: 05/01/2009 1:00 pm
End: 05/03/2009 1:00 pm

Space exists for 2 people to climb peaks in Mineral King using skis. Access to the area depends on weather and road conditions. Requirements are as for Red Slate Mtn trip.

Saturday May 09, 2009
Start: 05/09/2009 1:00 pm

Access Mountain Home. Short hike to camp Saturday and climb one peak. Sunday climb other then drive home. Parts of the climbs are brush-covered. Plan to bring tough clothes.

Start: 05/09/2009 1:00 pm

Trailhead is Sage Flat 5770, just off Hwy 395 near the town of Olancha. One night backpack over Olancha Pass 9130, to climb Olancha, 12,123. Camp near Bear Trap Meadow; be prepared for snow. Send email with conditioning and recent experience.

Start: 05/09/2009 1:00 pm

This will be a chance to hone your skills with snow tools. Likely peak climb. Contact Kelly for details.

Sunday May 10, 2009
Start: 05/09/2009 1:00 pm
End: 05/10/2009 1:00 pm

Access Mountain Home. Short hike to camp Saturday and climb one peak. Sunday climb other then drive home. Parts of the climbs are brush-covered. Plan to bring tough clothes.

Start: 05/09/2009 1:00 pm
End: 05/10/2009 1:00 pm

Trailhead is Sage Flat 5770, just off Hwy 395 near the town of Olancha. One night backpack over Olancha Pass 9130, to climb Olancha, 12,123. Camp near Bear Trap Meadow; be prepared for snow. Send email with conditioning and recent experience.

Start: 05/09/2009 1:00 pm
End: 05/10/2009 1:00 pm

This will be a chance to hone your skills with snow tools. Likely peak climb. Contact Kelly for details.

Tuesday May 12, 2009
Start: 05/12/2009 7:30 pm
End: 05/12/2009 9:30 pm
Photo of McKinley by Nic McPhee, http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicmcphee/

Bill Hauser was the 157th recorded person to summit Mt.
McKinley. Bill will be there to answer questions.

Photo Credit: Nic McPhee, http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicmcphee/

Friday May 15, 2009
Start: 05/15/2009 1:00 am
Start: 05/15/2009 1:00 pm

Trailhead: Lloyd Meadows to Jerky Meadow (23 miles N. of Johnsondale). Day 1: 13 miles 3300 feet Day 2: 9 miles 4500 feet Day 3: Hike out 13 miles to TH. This will be a fast and light trip. Early Spring in the Southern Sierra. Be prepared to filter water as there are places where it may be dry. Our campsites will be dictated by proximity to water. This trip will go if the USFS roads to the trailhead are open. Limit 6 people. Co-leader needed. Contact Lisa

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