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Start: 06/03/2011 8:00 am
End: 06/05/2011 6:00 pm

From the "Glacier Lodge" trailhead above Big Pine, hike up the North Fork of Big Pine Creek to a camp at Sam Mack Meadow. From there, cross the Palisade Glacier - the largest glacier in the Sierra Nevada - and climb the U-Notch Couloir (snow and possible ice, to 40 degrees).

From the notch, climb two pitches up the 5.4 "chimney", then the follow the easier class 3+ ridge to the top. Return home on the 3rd day.
Participants must have proven skills and must be known to the leaders. Trip currently full, but waiting list is being kept.

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Start: 06/11/2011 7:00 am

We will take advantage of the early season snow to see if we can find Norman Clyde’s intricate route up his namesake peak. Saturday we will hike up the S. Fork of Big Pine Creek into the vicinity of Willow Lake and then cross-country up to a camp near Elinore Lake. Sunday we will climb the 700’ snow couloir on the North Face and move around to the South side of the peak and cross a number of chutes up to the summit, return to camp and hike out. Ice axe and crampons required. Rating: 3E3 and AI1/WI2, Class 3. Leader Terry Cline.
Contact Terry Cline at terry_cline@yahoo.com

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