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« Week of November 8, 2009 »
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

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: 11/10/2009 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.

Start: 11/14/2009 10:00 am

Come down for a weekend or just for a day of climbing or if you prefer hiking or even biking. There will be climbers of varying abilities. We have reserved group campsite #134 at the Pinnacles campground on the east side of the park. Camping cost is usually about $8 per person. Shoes, harness and helmet needed if you are going to be climbing. We will meet at the Bear Gulch visitor center at 9AM on Saturday. Carpools meet Saturday morning at 7AM at Cottle Rd. and Hwy 85 park and ride.