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Mather's Day


08/13/2011 8:00 am
08/21/2011 6:00 pm
Goal: 
Striped (13,179'), Bolton Brown (13,491'), Prater (14,471'), Thumb (13,356'), Birch (13,602'), Wynne (13,179'), Pinchot (13,494'), Perkins (12,566')

Devote an entire week to exploring the High Passes region of the Sierra Nevada and climbing many of the spectacular, rugged peaks in the area. We’ll begin with a grunt up Taboose Pass, from its desert trailhead (5400) up to the Pacific Crest (11400). We can climb Striped Mtn (13120) there. We’ll move to the lovely and little visited Upper Basin (11599), from which we’ll be in position to climb Mt Bolton Brown (13538) and Mt Prater (13329). We’ll pack over Mather Pass (12080) and camp at Upper Palisade Lake (11767), in order to climb The Thumb (13665) and Birch Mtn (13665). Then returning over Mather Pass, we’ll camp near Lake Marjorie (11440), from which we’ll be set up to climb Mt Wynne (13179), Mt Pinchot (13495), and Mt Perkins (12591), with a day hike over Pinchot Pass (12500). We’ll return the way we came, down the long, dry Taboose trail. The days will be strenuous, but the rewards will be incomparable.

Leader: Aaron Schuman 650-968-9184

Difficulty: 
Class 2 with possible snow
Location: 
Above Independence, Kings Canyon NP
Leader: 
Approved: 
Yes
Trip Type: 
Official

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