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Saturday May 19, 2012
Start: 05/19/2012 1:07 am

Objectives are to climb the NW Couloir of Mount LeConte under spring alpine conditions, encountering the "waterfall" pitch near the top, summit LeConte and traverse over to Mount Corcoran on its west side. We'll hike up to the Meysan Lakes to camp on the first day, climb the peaks the second, and hike out the third. Depending on conditions, a rope may be used. Because of the early season conditions, participants must be comfortable on steep mixed terrain without a rope. The July trip to the same area led by Aaron Schuman may be a more appropriate trip for many people.

Start: 05/19/2012 8:00 am
Sunday May 20, 2012

Objectives are to climb the NW Couloir of Mount LeConte under spring alpine conditions, encountering the "waterfall" pitch near the top, summit LeConte and traverse over to Mount Corcoran on its west side. We'll hike up to the Meysan Lakes to camp on the first day, climb the peaks the second, and hike out the third. Depending on conditions, a rope may be used. Because of the early season conditions, participants must be comfortable on steep mixed terrain without a rope. The July trip to the same area led by Aaron Schuman may be a more appropriate trip for many people.

Monday May 21, 2012
Start: 05/19/2012 1:07 am
End: 05/21/2012 6:00 pm

Objectives are to climb the NW Couloir of Mount LeConte under spring alpine conditions, encountering the "waterfall" pitch near the top, summit LeConte and traverse over to Mount Corcoran on its west side. We'll hike up to the Meysan Lakes to camp on the first day, climb the peaks the second, and hike out the third. Depending on conditions, a rope may be used. Because of the early season conditions, participants must be comfortable on steep mixed terrain without a rope. The July trip to the same area led by Aaron Schuman may be a more appropriate trip for many people.

Start: 05/19/2012 8:00 am
End: 05/21/2012 6:00 pm
Friday May 25, 2012
Start: 05/25/2012 8:00 am

We’ll start low at the end of the Oak Creek Road (6000) and hike the Baxter Pass trail from desert up into spring slush. The snow will be firmed up by the time we reach our camp at Summit Meadow (10800). We’ll ascend the southeast face of Diamond Peak (13127), which RJ Secor calls “a splendid snow climb in the spring”. Participants are skilled with ice axe for self-arrest and use of crampons on a mid-angle slope. Some members of the party will choose skis; others snowshoes.

Leader: Aaron Schuman a.j.Schuman AT gmail DOT com

Saturday May 26, 2012

We’ll start low at the end of the Oak Creek Road (6000) and hike the Baxter Pass trail from desert up into spring slush. The snow will be firmed up by the time we reach our camp at Summit Meadow (10800). We’ll ascend the southeast face of Diamond Peak (13127), which RJ Secor calls “a splendid snow climb in the spring”. Participants are skilled with ice axe for self-arrest and use of crampons on a mid-angle slope. Some members of the party will choose skis; others snowshoes.

Leader: Aaron Schuman a.j.Schuman AT gmail DOT com

Sunday May 27, 2012

We’ll start low at the end of the Oak Creek Road (6000) and hike the Baxter Pass trail from desert up into spring slush. The snow will be firmed up by the time we reach our camp at Summit Meadow (10800). We’ll ascend the southeast face of Diamond Peak (13127), which RJ Secor calls “a splendid snow climb in the spring”. Participants are skilled with ice axe for self-arrest and use of crampons on a mid-angle slope. Some members of the party will choose skis; others snowshoes.

Leader: Aaron Schuman a.j.Schuman AT gmail DOT com

Monday May 28, 2012
Start: 05/25/2012 8:00 am
End: 05/28/2012 6:00 pm

We’ll start low at the end of the Oak Creek Road (6000) and hike the Baxter Pass trail from desert up into spring slush. The snow will be firmed up by the time we reach our camp at Summit Meadow (10800). We’ll ascend the southeast face of Diamond Peak (13127), which RJ Secor calls “a splendid snow climb in the spring”. Participants are skilled with ice axe for self-arrest and use of crampons on a mid-angle slope. Some members of the party will choose skis; others snowshoes.

Leader: Aaron Schuman a.j.Schuman AT gmail DOT com

Tuesday June 12, 2012
Start: 06/12/2012 7:30 pm
End: 06/12/2012 9:30 pm

Sassan Hazeghi will share some of his fantastic photos from the California Sierra and the Swiss Alps.

Saturday June 16, 2012
Start: 06/16/2012 8:00 am

We'll hike up Rafferty Creek from the Dog Lake trailhead on Saturday to our camp near Vogelsang Lake. On Sunday we'll climb the class 2 route, and plan to summit our peak by noon. Following our successful climb, we'll return to camp, pack up and head out by late afternoon. Permit for 6. Leader Joe Baker.

Contact co-leader, Judy Molland, judy@judymolland.com, for more information.

Sunday June 17, 2012
Start: 06/16/2012 8:00 am
End: 06/17/2012 6:00 pm

We'll hike up Rafferty Creek from the Dog Lake trailhead on Saturday to our camp near Vogelsang Lake. On Sunday we'll climb the class 2 route, and plan to summit our peak by noon. Following our successful climb, we'll return to camp, pack up and head out by late afternoon. Permit for 6. Leader Joe Baker.

Contact co-leader, Judy Molland, judy@judymolland.com, for more information.

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