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« 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

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.

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;