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Tuesday August 14, 2012
Start: 08/14/2012 7:30 pm
End: 08/14/2012 9:30 pm

Sierra Peaks list finishers Daryn Dodge, Doug Mantle, John Hooper, Louise Wholey, Chris Libby; front: Bob Suzuki, Ron Hudson, Greg Gerlach. Photo by Kathy Rich.

Friday August 17, 2012
Start: 08/17/2012 8:00 am

The Thumb is a digit extended skyward by the mountain range in an ominous gesture of defiance. The enraged appearance of the peak suggests that it may not be climbed, but we shall seek out a class 3 route. Beginning at the ruins of Glacier Lodge (7796) we will pack primarily on trail to our two-night campsite at Upper Brainard Lake (10800). We will climb over class 3 Southfork Pass (12560), where ice axe and crampons may be necessary. From the pass, the guidebook says the summit route goes class 2, but be prepared for something tougher.

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

Saturday August 18, 2012

The Thumb is a digit extended skyward by the mountain range in an ominous gesture of defiance. The enraged appearance of the peak suggests that it may not be climbed, but we shall seek out a class 3 route. Beginning at the ruins of Glacier Lodge (7796) we will pack primarily on trail to our two-night campsite at Upper Brainard Lake (10800). We will climb over class 3 Southfork Pass (12560), where ice axe and crampons may be necessary. From the pass, the guidebook says the summit route goes class 2, but be prepared for something tougher.

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

Sunday August 19, 2012
Start: 08/17/2012 8:00 am
End: 08/19/2012 6:00 pm

The Thumb is a digit extended skyward by the mountain range in an ominous gesture of defiance. The enraged appearance of the peak suggests that it may not be climbed, but we shall seek out a class 3 route. Beginning at the ruins of Glacier Lodge (7796) we will pack primarily on trail to our two-night campsite at Upper Brainard Lake (10800). We will climb over class 3 Southfork Pass (12560), where ice axe and crampons may be necessary. From the pass, the guidebook says the summit route goes class 2, but be prepared for something tougher.

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

Saturday August 25, 2012
Start: 08/25/2012 8:00 am

Saturday we'll hike from Mosquito Flat to a camp at Dade Lake. Sunday we'll climb the northeast buttress of Bear Creek Spire and descend the Ulrichs Route and if time allows climb Mt Dade (class 2) before returning to camp and hiking out. A rope will be carried since some class 4 climbing should be encountered near the summit. To shorten Sunday, we could do Dade on Saturday via the class 2 Hourglass route after setting up camp.

Leader: Terry Cline, terry_cline@yahoo.com

Sunday August 26, 2012
Start: 08/25/2012 8:00 am
End: 08/26/2012 6:00 pm

Saturday we'll hike from Mosquito Flat to a camp at Dade Lake. Sunday we'll climb the northeast buttress of Bear Creek Spire and descend the Ulrichs Route and if time allows climb Mt Dade (class 2) before returning to camp and hiking out. A rope will be carried since some class 4 climbing should be encountered near the summit. To shorten Sunday, we could do Dade on Saturday via the class 2 Hourglass route after setting up camp.

Leader: Terry Cline, terry_cline@yahoo.com

Saturday September 01, 2012
Start: 09/01/2012 8:00 am

Hooper (12,349), Senger (12,286), Gemini (12,088) and possibly 7 Gables (13,080). We will begin at Florence Lake ferry ride on 1 September. Trip is rated at class 3/4 for some of the peaks, and 2 for others. Permit is for 4. Participants must be comfortable with climbing up to class 4 and knowledgeable on use of a rope and proper technique. Contact timdhultatsbcglobal.net

Sunday September 02, 2012

Hooper (12,349), Senger (12,286), Gemini (12,088) and possibly 7 Gables (13,080). We will begin at Florence Lake ferry ride on 1 September. Trip is rated at class 3/4 for some of the peaks, and 2 for others. Permit is for 4. Participants must be comfortable with climbing up to class 4 and knowledgeable on use of a rope and proper technique. Contact timdhultatsbcglobal.net

Monday September 03, 2012
Start: 09/01/2012 8:00 am
End: 09/03/2012 6:00 pm

Hooper (12,349), Senger (12,286), Gemini (12,088) and possibly 7 Gables (13,080). We will begin at Florence Lake ferry ride on 1 September. Trip is rated at class 3/4 for some of the peaks, and 2 for others. Permit is for 4. Participants must be comfortable with climbing up to class 4 and knowledgeable on use of a rope and proper technique. Contact timdhultatsbcglobal.net

Tuesday September 11, 2012
Start: 09/11/2012 7:30 pm
End: 09/11/2012 9:30 pm

El Potrero Chico is the "Little Yosemite" of Northern Mexico. Not dissuaded by expressions of concerns by loved ones, Emilie Cortes spent Thanksgiving vacation in the heart of the drug violence. She took precautions while traveling, but had no regrets taking the opportunity to explore this gem.

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