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Private trips are non-Sierra Club activities which are not sponsored or administered by the PCS or the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club has no information about the planning of these activities and makes no representations or warranties about the quality, safety, supervision or management of such activities. The organizers of these trips might not be approved PCS Leaders or even members of the PCS or Sierra Club. These trips are listed here because they may be of interest to PCS members.

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Private trips are not sponsored or administered by the Sierra Club.

Memorial Day Trip Peak Baggers Special

Goode (13085'), Gilbert (13106'), Johnson (12,871'), Giraud (12,608')

Join us in this intermediate trip to peaks near Bishop Pass, on a spring trip. There will be snow, so be prepared for snow camping.
Sunday, May 29th, hike in partway to Bishop Pass
Monday, drop packs in northern Dusy Basin at camp, climb Goode
Tuesday, climb Gilbert, Johnson via traverse route
Wednesday, climb Giraud, hike out

Participants should be in excellent condition,, proficient on snow, helmet, iceaxe, crampons required. Be prepared for snow. Co-leader wanted.
Contact lisa.barbozaATgd-ais.com, or 650/493-8099

Proficient on snow, and use of ice axe and crampons
South Lake, Eastside of the Sierras
Lisa Barboza


Pinnacles

Hiking, climbing, biking - your choice!

Pinnacles - Hiking Climbing and/or biking. Your choice. Come down for a weekend of climbing and/or hiking or even biking. There will be climbers of varying abilities. Group site #134 has been reserved for 2 nights at the Pinnacles campground on the east side of the park. Holds total of up to 20 people (We’ve had more). Shoes, harness and helmet needed if you are going to be climbing. You can stay 1 or 2 nights (preferably both) or just come down for one of the days. The cost for the camp site is $75/ night for up to 10 people and $110/night for up to 20. Leader; Jeff Fisher 650-207-9632, E-mail; jeff_fisher_5252@sbcglobal.net

All!
Pinnacles National Monument, East Side
Jeff Fisher


Trans-Sierra Dayhike

Trans-Sierra From Lake Thomas Edison To Rock Creek

Lake Thomas Edison to Rock Creek. 22.5 miles. 6,000ft + or- gain on Saturday going west to east, or 3,600ft + or - gain going east to west on Sunday. We will be going over Mono Pass at 11,000ft. going either direction. There will be 2 groups. One on Saturday Oct. 22 going from Lake Thomas Edison to Rock Creek trail head(west to east). They will be picked up at the Rock Creek trail head by the group that will be traveling east to west the next day, Sunday Oct. 23. Everyone will camp together Saturday night. After dropping the Sunday group off at the trail head the Saturday group will drive the east to west groups cars back to the bay area. The east to west group will pick up the other cars and drive home Sunday evening. The West to east group will have to have 2 sets of sleeping gear, one that they will bring to the trailhead on Friday night and one the second group will bring over for them to use on Saturday night. Please contact me if you want to go and which direction. Also if you can drive, carpool or either. Jeff Fisher 650-207-9632, e-mail; jeff_fisher_5252@sbcglobal.net E-mail is best, because I have a written record.

PLEASE NOTE: This hike is entirely voluntary and participants assume the full risks associated with the activities. It is each hiker's responsibility to ensure that he or she is in sufficient fitness and health to participate in a strenuous hike, with the appropriate water, food, clothing, first aid, and navigation equipment for the conditions. The individual hike organizers make no representation or warranties about the quality, safety, or supervision of these activities.

Level 5D or F
Lake Thomas Edison or Rock Creek
Jeff Fisher


Nepal

Rara Lake

If you are interested in Nepal, October 2012, and going to Rara Lake in the remote Mugu District, contact Warren Storkman: dstorkman@aol.com.

No obligation, but I need your email address.

Nepal
Warren Storkman


Argentina

Aconcagua (22,841')

If you are interested in visiting Argentina and climbing Aconcagua, one of the seven summits, contact Warren Storkman: dstorkman@aol.com.

No obligation, but I need your email address.

Argentina
Warren Storkman


Pinnacles

Hiking, climbing, biking - your choice!

Come down for a weekend of climbing and/or hiking or even biking. There will be climbers of varying abilities. Group site #126 has been reserved for 2 nights at the Pinnacles campground on the east side of the park. Holds total of up to 20 people (We’ve had more). Shoes, harness and helmet needed if you are going to be climbing.

You can stay the night, or just come down for one of the days.

The cost for the camp site is $75 night for up to 20. Leader; Jeff Fisher 650-207-9632, E-mail; jeff_fisher_5252 at sbcglobal.ne

What you make it!
Pinnacles National Monument, East Side
Jeff Fisher


Snow Climbing Practice

Leavitt Peak, Class 2 (11,569')

Join us for a day of ice axe practice in the high country at Sonora Pass. I anticipate being able to include a peak climb along with the practice. Optional car camping - details TBD.

Crampon practice is also an option, though we rarely
find suitable snow conditions. Participants supply their own gear, and should have some knowledge of how to use an ice axe, but experience is not required.

Dress for lying down in wet snow (full rain gear). Note that this year I'm changing from a 2-day format to one day. Location and date are tentative and subject to road, snow and weather conditions.

Contact the leader for final details on when & where to meet: Kelly Maas, (408)-378-5311, kellymbase-pcs@yahoo.com

Some knowledge of how to use an ice axe
Sonora Pass
Kelly A Maas


A Waterfall - Really?

Mounts LeConte (13,960') and Corcoran (13,760')

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.

Leader: Terry Cline, terry_cline@yahoo.com

class 4, ice axe and crampons required
Above Lone Pine from Horseshoe Meadows
Terry Cline


Eclipse on Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta (14,104')

Why not combine two great activities and watch a solar eclipse from the top of a mountain? On May 20 there will be an annular solar eclipse visible in northern California and we are planning to watch it from the top of Mt. Shasta. But there is a catch! The eclipse is on the 20th at 18:25. Yes, that is half past 6 in the evening! So the current plan is to camp on the summit plateau. Route is planned to be West Face Gully, but this may change. As always the conditions vary, so we may end deciding to descend after the eclipse, watch the eclipse from further down the mountain, not make the summit or watch the eclipse from the local bar.

While we are not planning on a difficult route, the time of day presents some obvious problems and all participants are thus expected to have a reasonable level of experience and past experience with sleeping at high altitude.

Leaders: Jesper Schou (schou AT sun.stanford.edu and Jeff Fisher (jeff_fisher_5252 AT sbcglobal.net)

Reasonable level of experience with snow conditions and with sleeping at high altitude
Mount Shasta
Jesper Schou
Jeff Fisher


Bear Creek Spire

Bear Creek Spire (13,720')

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

Class 4
Little Lakes Valley
Terry Cline


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