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« Week of July 5, 2009 »
Start: 07/01/2009 1:00 am
End: 07/05/2009 1:00 am

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Start: 07/03/2009 1:00 am
End: 07/05/2009 1:00 am

Visit the scenic North Fork of Bishop Creek, Piute Pass and alpine Humphreys Basin. Endure the class 2, loose scree of Humphreys' southwest slope before enjoying the final two short, roped pitches over solid rock. A half rope-length rappel begins the decent. Required: climbing harness, belay/rappel device, roped climbing experience, group bear canisters; also, a $10 deposit to cover cost of the permit (forfeit if cancel, difference refunded at trailhead).

Start: 07/03/2009 1:00 pm
End: 07/05/2009 1:00 pm

Backpack about 7 miles up the McGee Creek Trail starting at about 7800 ft to Big McGee Lake at 10,400. Climb Red and White Mtn southeast face. For faster stronger hikers, an option exists to also climb Red Slate Mtn (13,163) from McGee Pass. These peaks are very colorful, great for celebrating our national birthday.

Start: 07/11/2009 1:00 pm

Spend two days in the awesome Tuolumne Meadows area of Yosemite. We’ll be doing two day hikes: on Saturday we’ll meet early at our trailhead to climb the class 2 Amelia Earhart, one of the lesser known Yosemite peaks. This is a 16 mile round trip. On Sunday we’ll summit Mount Dana, class 1, or Toulumne Peak, class 1. This will be a shorter day, so participants should be able to head back by late afternoon.

Start: 07/11/2009 1:00 pm

Saturday we'll day hike Mt Gibbs, an often overlooked neighbor of Mt Dana in the Tioga Pass area. We'll see what people feel like on Sunday, with perhaps a day hike of Mt Warren, in roughly the same area but on the east side.

This will be a relatively slow-paced trip and the climbing will be easy, so it should be appropriate for beginners with a bit of stamina. I won't exclude climbers with experience however. There should be some really neat views from both peaks.