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Tuesday October 13, 2009
Start: 10/13/2009 7:30 pm
End: 10/13/2009 9:30 pm
Isabelle Peyrichoux - Climbing in the Mont Blanc Range
Friday October 16, 2009
Start: 10/16/2009 1:00 am

Come join us for this last of the year fast and light outing to rugged northern Yosemite.

Day 1: 9/13/08 - Hike to Seavey Pass from Twin Lakes TH, 15.2 miles and 2000 feet gain
Day 2: 9/14/08 - Climb Volunteer, Petit from Seavey Pass, 15.5 miles and 3600 feet gain
Day 3: 9/15/08 - Climb Piute, hike out to Peeler Lake, 14.4 miles and 5400 feet of gain
Day 4: 9/16/08 - Hike out to TH, 8 miles and 100 feet of gain

Saturday October 17, 2009

Come join us for this last of the year fast and light outing to rugged northern Yosemite.

Day 1: 9/13/08 - Hike to Seavey Pass from Twin Lakes TH, 15.2 miles and 2000 feet gain
Day 2: 9/14/08 - Climb Volunteer, Petit from Seavey Pass, 15.5 miles and 3600 feet gain
Day 3: 9/15/08 - Climb Piute, hike out to Peeler Lake, 14.4 miles and 5400 feet of gain
Day 4: 9/16/08 - Hike out to TH, 8 miles and 100 feet of gain

Sunday October 18, 2009

Come join us for this last of the year fast and light outing to rugged northern Yosemite.

Day 1: 9/13/08 - Hike to Seavey Pass from Twin Lakes TH, 15.2 miles and 2000 feet gain
Day 2: 9/14/08 - Climb Volunteer, Petit from Seavey Pass, 15.5 miles and 3600 feet gain
Day 3: 9/15/08 - Climb Piute, hike out to Peeler Lake, 14.4 miles and 5400 feet of gain
Day 4: 9/16/08 - Hike out to TH, 8 miles and 100 feet of gain

Monday October 19, 2009
Start: 10/16/2009 1:00 am
End: 10/19/2009 1:00 am

Come join us for this last of the year fast and light outing to rugged northern Yosemite.

Day 1: 9/13/08 - Hike to Seavey Pass from Twin Lakes TH, 15.2 miles and 2000 feet gain
Day 2: 9/14/08 - Climb Volunteer, Petit from Seavey Pass, 15.5 miles and 3600 feet gain
Day 3: 9/15/08 - Climb Piute, hike out to Peeler Lake, 14.4 miles and 5400 feet of gain
Day 4: 9/16/08 - Hike out to TH, 8 miles and 100 feet of gain

Saturday October 24, 2009
Start: 10/24/2009 1:00 am

This is a beginner's trip for people who wish to try climbing when it is colder.

Day 1: hike over Virginia Pass to camp. Details: Green Creek TH to Virginia Pass,5.8 miles, 2500 feet to Virginia Pass (10480), then long, gentle traverse 1.25 miles to Camp at 10,490.
Day 2: climb Virginia Peak (2.3 miles RT, 1500 feet, class 2) and hike out.

We will not be climbing Twin Peaks, which is a change from the previously scheduled trip. See previous trip report at http://climber.org/TripReports/2007/1611.html

Start: 10/24/2009 1:00 pm

Saturday, 10/24/09 Basin Mt. (13,181) CLASS 2. Map: Mt. Tom. Hike in 4 miles, camp at Horton Lake. Drop packs, climb Basin (1.75 miles, 3100 feet).

Sunday, Climb Mt. Tom (13,652) 4 miles, 4000 feet gain. Then hike out. Total day: 8 miles, 4000 feet gain. Drive home. Open to all, must be in good physical condition.

Contact leader: Lisa Barboza, 650/493-8099; lisa.barboza@gd-ais.com

Start: 10/24/2009 1:00 pm

Two groups for two dayhikes. Starts or ends at Lake Thomas Edison or Rock Creek. Hike through the High Sierra 22.5 miles in a day. 5,000 ft + or - gain going west to east, 3,000 ft+ gain going east to west. The high point is Mono Pass at 11,000 ft going either direction.

The first group on Saturday Oct. 25 hikes from Lake Thomas Edison to Rock Creek trail head(west to east). They will be picked up at the Rock Creek trail head by the group that will be traveling east to west the next day, Sunday Oct. 26.

Sunday October 25, 2009
Start: 10/24/2009 1:00 am
End: 10/25/2009 1:00 pm

This is a beginner's trip for people who wish to try climbing when it is colder.

Day 1: hike over Virginia Pass to camp. Details: Green Creek TH to Virginia Pass,5.8 miles, 2500 feet to Virginia Pass (10480), then long, gentle traverse 1.25 miles to Camp at 10,490.
Day 2: climb Virginia Peak (2.3 miles RT, 1500 feet, class 2) and hike out.

We will not be climbing Twin Peaks, which is a change from the previously scheduled trip. See previous trip report at http://climber.org/TripReports/2007/1611.html

Start: 10/24/2009 1:00 pm
End: 10/25/2009 1:00 pm

Saturday, 10/24/09 Basin Mt. (13,181) CLASS 2. Map: Mt. Tom. Hike in 4 miles, camp at Horton Lake. Drop packs, climb Basin (1.75 miles, 3100 feet).

Sunday, Climb Mt. Tom (13,652) 4 miles, 4000 feet gain. Then hike out. Total day: 8 miles, 4000 feet gain. Drive home. Open to all, must be in good physical condition.

Contact leader: Lisa Barboza, 650/493-8099; lisa.barboza@gd-ais.com

Start: 10/24/2009 1:00 pm
End: 10/25/2009 1:00 pm

Two groups for two dayhikes. Starts or ends at Lake Thomas Edison or Rock Creek. Hike through the High Sierra 22.5 miles in a day. 5,000 ft + or - gain going west to east, 3,000 ft+ gain going east to west. The high point is Mono Pass at 11,000 ft going either direction.

The first group on Saturday Oct. 25 hikes from Lake Thomas Edison to Rock Creek trail head(west to east). They will be picked up at the Rock Creek trail head by the group that will be traveling east to west the next day, Sunday Oct. 26.

Friday November 06, 2009
Start: 11/06/2009 1:00 pm

This is an intermediate trip, backpacking and climbing in Sequoia National Park. Participants must be in good physical condition and have experience backpacking. Due to the strenuous nature of the trip, it’s been classified as an intermediate trip. Individual commissary, but we will probably share tents. Open to all. Details:

Start: 11/06/2009 1:00 pm

Car shuttle needed.

Group #1
Difficulty: Class 2, 23 miles 11,000 ft of gain.
Will camp at Shorty’s Well at -250 Ft on Friday night Nov. 6. Get up Saturday morning at 3AM and be on the trail by 3:30AM. After summiting we will hike to Mahogany Flats to the waiting car shuttle. There is a spring in Hanapai Canyon at 3,500ft and 9 miles into the hike. But should bring at least 4 liters of water. Hopefully those going in group #2 will camp with us and shuttle the cars around for their start at Mahogany Flats.

Group #2
Difficulty: Class 1, 14 miles 3,000 ft of gain

Saturday November 07, 2009

This is an intermediate trip, backpacking and climbing in Sequoia National Park. Participants must be in good physical condition and have experience backpacking. Due to the strenuous nature of the trip, it’s been classified as an intermediate trip. Individual commissary, but we will probably share tents. Open to all. Details:

Car shuttle needed.

Group #1
Difficulty: Class 2, 23 miles 11,000 ft of gain.
Will camp at Shorty’s Well at -250 Ft on Friday night Nov. 6. Get up Saturday morning at 3AM and be on the trail by 3:30AM. After summiting we will hike to Mahogany Flats to the waiting car shuttle. There is a spring in Hanapai Canyon at 3,500ft and 9 miles into the hike. But should bring at least 4 liters of water. Hopefully those going in group #2 will camp with us and shuttle the cars around for their start at Mahogany Flats.

Group #2
Difficulty: Class 1, 14 miles 3,000 ft of gain

Sunday November 08, 2009
Start: 11/06/2009 1:00 pm
End: 11/08/2009 1:00 pm

This is an intermediate trip, backpacking and climbing in Sequoia National Park. Participants must be in good physical condition and have experience backpacking. Due to the strenuous nature of the trip, it’s been classified as an intermediate trip. Individual commissary, but we will probably share tents. Open to all. Details:

Start: 11/06/2009 1:00 pm
End: 11/08/2009 1:00 pm

Car shuttle needed.

Group #1
Difficulty: Class 2, 23 miles 11,000 ft of gain.
Will camp at Shorty’s Well at -250 Ft on Friday night Nov. 6. Get up Saturday morning at 3AM and be on the trail by 3:30AM. After summiting we will hike to Mahogany Flats to the waiting car shuttle. There is a spring in Hanapai Canyon at 3,500ft and 9 miles into the hike. But should bring at least 4 liters of water. Hopefully those going in group #2 will camp with us and shuttle the cars around for their start at Mahogany Flats.

Group #2
Difficulty: Class 1, 14 miles 3,000 ft of gain

Tuesday November 10, 2009
Start: 11/10/2009 7:30 pm
End: 11/10/2009 9:30 pm
Mt Vinson

In December 2006, Bill Straka went to Antarctica as a member of the 40th Anniversary American Antarctic Expedition. The Expedition included four members of the original 1966 American Antarctic Expedition plus a son and a daughter of two of the original members who could not make it.

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