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Tuesday December 29, 2009
Start: 12/29/2009 1:00 am

Come join us for the first in our new Tahoe Backcountry Skiing Series. We will ski wherever we can find the best snow, with the target always being fresh deep powder. December is often the best powder.

Requires advanced skiing skills (resort black diamond+), avalanche training. Randonee or Telemark skis, climbing skis, avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe.

Wednesday December 30, 2009
Start: 12/29/2009 1:00 am
End: 12/30/2009 1:00 am

Come join us for the first in our new Tahoe Backcountry Skiing Series. We will ski wherever we can find the best snow, with the target always being fresh deep powder. December is often the best powder.

Requires advanced skiing skills (resort black diamond+), avalanche training. Randonee or Telemark skis, climbing skis, avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe.

Start: 12/30/2009 9:00 am
End: 12/30/2009 6:00 pm

The Sutter Buttes are the oldest and smallest volcanic range in California;
a geologic and botanical wonder, preserved as a private park by the Middle
Mountain Foundation. See http://middlemountain.org.

We'll meet in Yuba City CA at 9:00 a.m., ready to caravan to the preserve.
Some of us will travel up the night before, and others will start extra
early to make the drive before dawn (3 hours from Santa Clara County).

The hike is about 6-8 miles and 1000 vertical feet. This trip is suitable
for experienced hikers and their physically fit family members. The hike is

Thursday December 31, 2009
Start: 12/31/2009 1:00 pm

New Years on Mt Clark (4W)

Dec 31-Jan 3

Come enjoy the Yosemite high country in a different season. A tricky class-4 climb in summer, Mt Clark will be a real alpine challenge in winter. The long western approach up the Illilouette drainage should also make for a pleasant ski tour.

Hike from Valley up Muir Trail, don skis and head up Illilouette drainage to camp

Climb SE Arete (Class 3-4, rope, axe, crampons)

Possible climb of Starr-King on the way out, conditions permitting

Friday January 01, 2010

New Years on Mt Clark (4W)

Dec 31-Jan 3

Come enjoy the Yosemite high country in a different season. A tricky class-4 climb in summer, Mt Clark will be a real alpine challenge in winter. The long western approach up the Illilouette drainage should also make for a pleasant ski tour.

Hike from Valley up Muir Trail, don skis and head up Illilouette drainage to camp

Climb SE Arete (Class 3-4, rope, axe, crampons)

Possible climb of Starr-King on the way out, conditions permitting

Start: 01/01/2010 1:00 pm

Trip will be similar to Warren’s previous trip to Kilimanjaro in January 2002. A couple of detailed reports on Summit Post supply myriad detail:

http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/168519/kilimanjaro-warren-storkman...

http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/150202/kilimanjaro.html

Saturday January 02, 2010

New Years on Mt Clark (4W)

Dec 31-Jan 3

Come enjoy the Yosemite high country in a different season. A tricky class-4 climb in summer, Mt Clark will be a real alpine challenge in winter. The long western approach up the Illilouette drainage should also make for a pleasant ski tour.

Hike from Valley up Muir Trail, don skis and head up Illilouette drainage to camp

Climb SE Arete (Class 3-4, rope, axe, crampons)

Possible climb of Starr-King on the way out, conditions permitting

Sunday January 03, 2010

New Years on Mt Clark (4W)

Dec 31-Jan 3

Come enjoy the Yosemite high country in a different season. A tricky class-4 climb in summer, Mt Clark will be a real alpine challenge in winter. The long western approach up the Illilouette drainage should also make for a pleasant ski tour.

Hike from Valley up Muir Trail, don skis and head up Illilouette drainage to camp

Climb SE Arete (Class 3-4, rope, axe, crampons)

Possible climb of Starr-King on the way out, conditions permitting

Monday January 04, 2010
Start: 12/31/2009 1:00 pm
End: 01/04/2010 1:00 pm

New Years on Mt Clark (4W)

Dec 31-Jan 3

Come enjoy the Yosemite high country in a different season. A tricky class-4 climb in summer, Mt Clark will be a real alpine challenge in winter. The long western approach up the Illilouette drainage should also make for a pleasant ski tour.

Hike from Valley up Muir Trail, don skis and head up Illilouette drainage to camp

Climb SE Arete (Class 3-4, rope, axe, crampons)

Possible climb of Starr-King on the way out, conditions permitting

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