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Scree for February, 1998

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This is the EScree - the Electronic version of the Scree newsletter from
the Peak Climbing Section of the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club.
It should be viewed or printed with a fixed-pitch font such as Courier.
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     This publication may not be posted on any public news group.
                  February, 1998   Vol. 32, No. 2
    Deadline for submissions to the next Scree is Sunday 2/22/98.
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NOTE FROM THE EScree PUBLISHER (no longer the same as the editor):

This is NOT the same EScree which went to the email list earlier.
This one has the PCS Member Roster included, as does the hardcopy

version and the PDF version on the web. Updates have been made to
the roster - the EScree is more accurate than the hardcopy version.

You should soon be able to find the plain text and Acrobat versions
of the 2/98 EScree, along with all the OTHER pcs files, at the URL
shown on the "back page" near the bottom of this file, including
B/W graphics not seen in this email version.

Sorry for the delay, but I was out of the country and the Editor's
Mac blew up about the time I got back!

SRE


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Next general meeting (PCS meetings are the second tuesday of each month)
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Date:	Tuesday, February 10, 1998
Time:	8:00 PM
Program: Three Ski Tours in the High Sierra

Ah, spring in the High Sierra! Days are longer, 
temperatures warmer, while the high basins 
remain blanketed with snow. Spring when 
young-at-heart backcountry skiers glide across 
secluded snowscapes, cross steep passes, and 
search for the ultimate high: a ski descent of a 
major peak. Join Butch Suits for a slide show of 
three recent spring ski-mountaineering trips: the 
High Route, justly famous as the finest trans-
Sierra ski tour; the Monarch Divide trans-Sierra; 
and a week-long circumnavigation of Mt. 
Goddard. Ski descents include Goddard, Split 
Mountain, and Scylla.

Location: The North Face
217 Alma Street in Palo Alto, just north of the CalTrain station

((PDF version of EScree has a drawn map here)) 


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Spring/Summer Trip Planning Meeting
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Date:	Tuesday, February 24, 1998 
Time:	8:00 PM 
Purpose: To plan and schedule climbing trips for spring and summer 1998

Place: Home of Peter Maxwell and Anouchka 
Gaillard, 1417 Kitimat Place, Sunnyvale, CA , 94087, 408-737-9770

Directions: Take highway 85 and exit on Fremont. 
Turn towards the Sunnyvale direction and proceed 
about 1/4 mile to stop light on Mary. Turn right on 
Mary, first right is Cascade. Turn onto Cascade and 
immediately turn left on Kitimat (you've hardly 
finished turning on to Cascade when you turn left 
again onto Kitimat Place). Peter's house is the 3rd on 
the right.

IMPORTANT!!! Please mark your calendars.

As you all know, many eastern Sierra permits are reservable six 
months in advance, by phone. So, the planning for the spring and 
summer PCS trips begins now. 

This is the meeting where trip leaders and prospective trip 
leaders gather to propose and schedule climbing trips for spring 
and summer 1998. Anyone is welcome to attend. Bring your trip 
ideas, trip proposals, and any maps and guidebooks that would be 
useful. Hope to see you there!

- Arun Mahajan (arun@sentientnet.com)

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Ed Viesturs in Person!
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Date: 	Wednesday, February 18 
Time:	7:00 PM
Contact:	Tech Museum of Innovation 408-279-7150
Cost:	$20.00 Non-Members; $15.00 Tech Members

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE! Ed Viesturs, who is the only 
person to summit Mount Everest seven times-five without 
oxygen, will speak at the San Jose Civic Auditorium as part of 
The Tech Museum of Innovation's lecture series. Ed tackled 
Mount Everest with a team of photographers to produce the 
upcoming IMAX film "Everest". His climb coincided with the 
disaster that claimed several lives in May 1996. His expedition is 
featured in the  September issue of National Geographic and is 
the subject of a PBS Nova special airing in February.


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Earth Day 1998 - Peak Climbers: We still want YOU!
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A steering committee has formed within the Loma Prieta Chapter 
to engage Sierra Club members in Earth Day 1998. This 
committee, plus other South Bay environmental groups, has 
chosen the theme, A Sense of Place: Bringing Earth Day Home. 
Using this theme, the coalition wants to show the connection 
between ourselves and our local environment.  Also the Loma 
Prieta Chapter  will use this event to reach out to organized 
religious groups. Together we want to work on our common 
concern for the planet. One of the models we will use is the 
"Green-Team," an environmental support group of 6 - 8 people 
wanting to "live more lightly" on the Earth. The groups meet in 
the  participants' homes for 5 weeks, using a workbook as their 
guide.

We invited all Activity Sections and Regional Groups to attend 
one of two meetings in January.  At these meetings, we discussed 
our preliminary goals for Earth Day '98, reviewed some of the 
materials that are available for group use, saw a 30-minute video 
produced by the Union of Concerned Scientists (Keeping the 
Earth: Religious and Scientific Perspectives on the Environment) 
and set up an outreach plan to local religious communities.  We 
want  representatives from each Section and Group. The two 
meetings were identical to allow most people to attend at least 
one. We are encouraging all Loma Prieta Chapter members who 
are affiliated with a religious group to attend. If you were not 
able to come to one of the two meetings scheduled in January, 
we would like to invite you to attend the meeting coming up 
on Thursday, February 12. Call the Chapter Office for 
directions or information, (650) 390-8494.

If PCS members have an interest in participating in Earth Day 
1998, please join us at these meetings.  The Chapter wants its 
offerings for Earth Day to include Peak Climbing.


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Climbing Your Own: Everest with Arlene Blum
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Date: 	Saturday, May 2, 1998
Purpose:	Leadership Skills for the Outdoors
Place:	Coyote Point Museum

In these competitive times, we need leadership skills at all levels 
of our organizations.  Current research shows that exemplary 
leadership can be learned.  Arlene Blum, noted writer, chemist 
and expedition leader, believes that everyone has leadership 
skills, that every leader is also a learner, and that we can all learn 
to achieve extraordinary results.  Arlene will offer a one-day 
workshop on `Leadership Skills for Outdoor Adventures'  The 
day will include lecture that uses mountaineering and adventure 
travel as metaphors to show the extraordinary objectives people 
can achieve with vision, commitment, and teamwork. Cost is 
$100/person and please reserve your spot by April 1. Contact 
Debbie Benham for further information at 650/964-0558 or 
dmbenham@aol.com.

WebPage:  http://www.sierraclub.org/chapters/lomaprieta/sts/blum.html


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Exhibit: Seven Years in Tibet
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The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose has a photo 
exhibit titled "Seven Years in Tibet, 1944-1951: Photographs by 
Heinrich Harrer".  It runs January 15 - March 15.  It is free with 
the general museum admission ($7). Associated with the photo 
exhibit is a speaker series.  Galen Rowell speaks and shows 
slides Feb. 28 at 7pm in a presentation titled "My Tibet".  On 
March 14, Tenzing Tethong presents "America's Fascination with 
Tibet".  Tickets are $20 for each, and the photo exhibit is 
included. (408) 947-3633 for reserve and info.

http://www.rosicrucian.org/calendar/museumevents.html


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Mountaineering Committee Seeks Input From Members
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In addition to approving trip leaders, one of the charters of the 
Mountaineering Committee (Arun Mahajan, Peter Maxwell and 
Kelly Maas) is to conduct training.  The purpose of this broadcast 
is to gauge interest. What sort of training do you think the PCS 
should offer? Should we mimic a class you've taken elsewhere?  
Is it most important to help out beginners?  To promote 
leadership skills? Please be specific.

Some ideas:

-- Backcountry basics
-- Intro. to mountaineering
-- Crampon and ice axe
-- Leadership development
-- Crevasse rescue
-- Navigation / route finding
-- Classroom versus field practice

Reply to kelly.maas@idt.com (408) 279-2054
or Arun  arun@sentientnet.com


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Lost Coast Alert
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The King Range National Conservation Area, popularly known as 
the Lost Coast, is one of the most spectacularly beautiful 
stretches of coast in the world. The pristine quality of this area is 
being marred by the presence of off-road vehicles (ORVs) on the 
southern 3.5 miles, known as Black Sands Beach. ORV users 
frequently flout the closure at Gitchell Creek. The Bureau of 
Land Management is proposing to close Black Sands Beach to 
motorized vehicle use. Well-organized ORV groups, backed by 
the ORV manufacturers,  have been bombarding the agency with 
letters of protest against the proposed closure. Hikers and 
backpackers, who visit the area in far greater numbers, need to 
make their voices heard.  Please take a few minutes to write to 
the BLM expressing your support for the proposed closure.

Address letters to
        Lynda Roush, Area Manager
        BLM Arcata Resource Area
        1695 Herndon Road
        Arcata, CA 95521

You can also contact Ms. Rouch by email at lroush@ca.blm.gov
or by FAX at (707) 825-2301

--  Submitted by John Wilkinson


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Official (PCS) Trips
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PCS trips must be submitted through the 
Scheduler (see back cover for details). Trips not 
received from the Scheduler will be listed as 
PRIVATE, without recourse.


*** Treasure of the Serra Padre
Peak:	Junipero Serra Peak, 5862 ft, Class 1
Date:	February 1st 1998.
Maps:	Junipero Serra 7.5'
Contact:	Arun Mahajan, arun@sentientnet.com,
		(h) 408-244-7912, (w) 408-473-8029 
Co Contact:	Bill Kirkpatrick.  wmkirk@earthlink.net
		Home: 408-293-2447, Work: 408-279-3450

The native Americans called it Pimkolam Peak, it has also been called 
Santa Lucia Peak, and now goes by the name Junipero Serra after the 
venerable padre. At 5862 ft, it is the highest peak in the Santa Lucia  
Coast Range. It is also the high point of Monterey County and the 
highest peak that you can get to in the Bay Area. Join us as we take a 
enjoyable and mildly strenuous (6 miles and 3900 ft gain, one way) 
tramp to this peak. There is trail all the way to the top.

Carpool suggestions from Bay Area: Meet at the Carl's Jr. that is at the 
Dunne Avenue exit on 101 in Morgan Hill at 7 am on Sunday, February 1.
We will carpool from there. 

Non Bay Area People: Contact the leader for directions.


*** Mt. Tam Loop
Peak:	Mt. Tamalpais (2,571')
Date:	March 22, Sunday
Leader: 	Debbie Benham h:650-964-0558
                dmbenham@aol.com
Co-Leader: Nancy Fitzsimmons h:408-957-9683
                Nancy_Fitzsimmons@BayNetworks.COM

We'll take in West and East Peak, Lagunitas Lake, and the lovely 
Muir Woods. Expect about 14 mi and a bit of elevation gain. 
Meet at 9 AM, Mountain Home

Trailhead, or, carpool point at Page Mill Rd & Hwy. 280, 7:30 am.


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Notes and Requests
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*** Advice on Pants Needed

Advice on pants would be appreciated.  I saw a pair of what I'd 
like at Western Mountaineering today for $269.00 (Marmot).I'd 
go for something cheaper, even used if it's high quality. No blems 
please.  Or I'd go for something more expensive if it's worth it. 
I'm looking for gortex or gortex-like material I can use on 
Aconcogua or winter mountaineering in the Sierra.

-- Tony Cruz 


*** Andes and Himalayan Expeditions

I am looking for climbers interested in a summer 1998 trip to the 
Peruvian Andes. My intention is to focus on some of the more 
technical routes in the Cordillera Blanca, but I'm open for 
discussion on other objectives.

I am also interested in joining a Himalayan expedition in 1998. If 
you are planning a Himalayan expedition and are in need of 
another team member, please call 415-309-0570 or drop me a 
line at P.O. Box 8757, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546.

-- Craig Clarence 


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Trip Leaders Wanted
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Becoming a PCS trip leader is easier than you probably think.  
The procedure was listed in the December SCREE. I am putting 
this notice in to emphasize that we can always use more leaders.


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Mt. Mendel Right (North) Couloir Report
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September 1996


In September 1996 Kai Wiedman and I drove to the east side to 
climb the easier Right Couloir of Mt. Mendel.  After passing an 
old blue Subaru for the fourth time in 12 hours and 200 miles, we 
pulled in to the North Lake parking lot.  On that day the weather 
gods were frowning on us and we looked over our shoulders 
continuously at the clouds as we sheepishly pulled out all our 
gear for packing.  The bottom line was that the combination of 
bad weather and steep snow/ice climbing was simply too 
intimidating for us soft California climbers.  We high tailed it 
over to Owens River Gorge for some rock climbing instead.  
There we ran into Doug Robinson who, when told of our 
ambitions and qualifications, suggested we try it earlier in the 
year when the couloir would be fuller, less icy, and less prone to 
rock fall.  So we made a pact to return in 1997 over the 
Independence Day weekend.

Fast forward to July 4, 1997.  We rendezvoused at the trailhead 
with Steve Shields and his friend Doug.  While there were a few 
mosquitoes, they were not nearly as voracious as reported on 
other trips and were easily tamed with a bit of Jungle Juice.  I 
had a permit for four, but as with my earlier Harrington trip, I left 
the permit at home. (Altitude kills brain cells!)  I then tempted 
fate by striking up a conversation with the USFS employee we 
encountered on the trail, but he wasn't interested in checking 
permits.  We trudged up the trail toward Lamarck Col with our 
45-50 pound packs, a painful reminder of how much gear is 
required for technical climbs.  As we ascended, the mosquito 
gave way to the pesky sun cup.  These sun cups were well on 
their way to becoming neive penitente, forming fins that 
resembled small mountain ranges.  These fins had a particular 
orientation, dictating the direction in which one must cross each 
snow field.  They grew even more menacing by the time we 
returned on Sunday, so that I nearly broke down sobbing at the 
top of the last snow field, dreading the thought of having to cross 
this knee-deep hell.

But back to the story.  We wrapped up our approach day by 
dropping 1200 ft in quick order from Lamarck Col to the 
uppermost Darwin Lake, where we met the friendly mugs of Jim 
Ramaker and Charles Schafer.  They had just completed a climb 
of Mendel's east face moments before, and their route description 
proved very helpful to us the next day.

For good or for bad, camp was quite close to the peak, and the 
whole route was visible to us from there.  Steve and Doug were a 
bit haggard and chose to rest all the next day, so in the morning 
Kai and I set out alone for the north face in glorious weather after 
a leisurely breakfast.

We were fully outfitted with heavy boots, crampons, two ice tools 
each, two 8.5 mm dynamic ropes, helmets, and assorted rock and 
ice pro.  After reaching and crossing the Mendel Glacier, the 
slope steepened to 40+ degrees and ascended several hundred 
feet up relatively good (but not 

great) snow.  This was thrilling, but was just the start.  With a bit 
of encouragement I got Kai to climb unprotected all the way to 
the base of the prow that separates the right and left couloirs.  
Here we roped up and began the belayed climbing.  The couloir 
had only two real sections of ice, and one of them was avoidable.  
The rest of it ranged from snow to almost-ice.  Although the snow 
started out OK, it steadily deteriorated as we climbed higher, so 
that at the top of the route our  ice tools were almost totally 
useless.  We could do little more than kick in our toes as hard as 
we could and lean forward into the almost 60 degree snow slope.  
It was "manky" snow over "manky" ice.  Like depth hoar, it had 
almost no structure to it.  The axe shafts didn't hold any better 
than the picks.  At one point the rock did not allow me to make a 
belay, so we needed to simul-climb as I led some of the uglier 
stuff. I was then able to set a belay higher up and reel in Kai, 
who was totally dismayed at the poor quality of the snow.

If we had simply climbed rotten snow all the way to the summit, 
the climb would have been rather dull.  Instead, we were 
presented with a truly novel exit move at the top of the couloir, 
followed by an exciting rock climb to the summit ridge.  The exit 
move involved ascending and skirting a small 40 degree rock slab 
in the middle of the couloir (for which I had to do some dry 
tooling, a first for me), then a short chimney up between an 80 
degree snow wall (which sealed off the couloir) and a vertical 
rock wall.  More dry tooling.  Cool.  To the max.

But as with the U-notch on North Palisade, the couloir ends well 
short of the summit ridge.  Removing his crampons, Kai regained 
his composure and led some class 5 climbing past a wet/icy 
corner, up to the top.  After a quick snack, sign-in and rope 
coiling, we headed down, using Jim's cairnes as guides.  Except 
for a short rappel (this is class 3??!!), the descent of the loose and 
sandy east face to Darwin Glacier was uneventful.  We arrived 
back to camp shortly after sunset, just as Doug and Steve were 
setting out to search for us.  (Steve served with the Yosemite 
SAR in 1996, so I guess he's prone to imagining the worst.)

Doug and Steve took off early the next morning and were out of 
sight up the left couloir long before Kai and I broke camp.  The 
1200 ft climb to the Col made for a lovely start to the day, and 
from there it was literally all down hill.  The wildflower display, 
which we had overlooked two days earlier, was spectacular to say 
the least.  The sun cups were hell.

Summary:  The condition of this route almost certainly varies 
considerably over time.  We could not recommend it in its current 
state, but it might be fine at some other time, for climbers who 
don't mind some 60 degree climbing.  While steeper, the left 
couloir also appeared to be in better condition, having much more 
ice.  But that's definitely over our heads. Gregor Johann Mendel 
was an Austrian priest and botanist who is considered the 
founder of modern genetics for his experiments with peas.  

I doubt he ever saw the Sierra.  We climbed his peak some 113 
years after his death.

-- Kelly Mass


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A Walk on the Cold Side
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November 1997

Private trip to San Jaoquin Mtn, 22-23 Nov. 1997: participants 
included Steve Eckert (leader), Scott Kreider, Milushe 
Kudnrnovska, Suzanne Remien, Doug Ross.

CalTrans' 800 number said 88 and 89 were closed, so we took 
Hwy 50 over to 395... a big waste of time, since 88 and 89 were 
both open. So much for up to the minute weather and road 
information! After surviving the (magnitude 5??) earthquake in 
Mammoth Lakes early Saturday morning, we met at the 
Mammoth Mountain Inn to get free overnight parking permits 
and drop our cars in their lot. Hwy 203 from the lifts to Minaret 
Vista was closed, but packed with snowmobile tracks. For some 
reason, they plowed the road to the Vista while we were away, 
making for an ice one-mile walk on the way out.

This was not a tough trip - it was intended to be a moderate snow 
camp, both to bag the peak and develop confidence in winter trips 
(15 miles, 4000' gain). We just planned to walk up the ridge to 
Deadman Pass, make camp, and continue on the ridge to the 
peak. It turns out most of the route was covered with enough 
snow to make walking hard but not enough snow to warrant 
snowshoes. Skis would have worked for the first few miles where 
the snowmobiles had packed a route along the 4WD road, but it 
would have been more icy than fun.

The wind was kicking up on the ridge, but there are good 
sheltered spots for tents right at Deadman Pass. We packed tent 
platforms (our only use of snowshoes), had lunch, and decided 
the weather might not hold for a Sunday summit attempt. 
Shouldering summit packs, we left the crampons and snowshoes 
in camp but took ice axes (which we never used). The cloud 
cover was now nearly complete, and kicking steps while 
balancing against the strong wind made it clear that this was 
really a winter trip. Everyone had plenty of gear so the wind was 
annoying rather than dangerous.

We found no summit register, but there was an old rusty can 
lying on its side. Perhaps the register lies buried in the snow? 
Anyway, the wind gusts were now making us totter around off 
balance, so we headed down after taking a few pictures of 
Ritter/Banner/Minarets backlit by the setting sun.

Back to camp about 6 PM, well after dark, we confirmed that 
those $16 strobes from Campmor can be seen at least a mile 
away. They weigh 4 ounces plus a single D cell battery, and are 
supposed to flash for up to 60 hours.

This was a test run to see if they're worth taking to Chile early 
next year. (There are reports of people having trouble finding the 
hut at 19k, a place where you do NOT want to be stuck in a 
bivy.)

There was some sleet overnight, but Sunday morning was clear 
and windy. We packed out in a couple of hours, had breakfast at 
Schatt's in Mammoth

Lakes, and were home for dinner. Everyone on this trip did well 
both in terms of gear and conditioning. It's nice to see the PCS 
building a broad base of climbers comfortable with winter trips! 
Assuming I get at least one peak in December, I will have been 
on a scheduled trip in every month of 1997. Cool.



-- Steve Eckert


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Turkeys Flee Avalanche Rescue Site
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November 1997

Sunol Park in the East Bay is an unlikely place to be buried by an 
avalanche. Nevertheless, several PCS and STS members found 
themselves in a rescue situation on a hillside above the park's 
furthest parking lot.

One victim even had the ignominious fate of being buried under 
an aging cow pie.

 No, the "victims" were not living creatures, but avalanche 
transceivers buried under the soil (and other biodegradable 
matter) for training purposes. On Saturday, November 22, eight 
people from the Ski Touring and Peak Climbing Sections paid a 
pre-Thanksgiving visit to Sunol Park.

Our goal was to practice two wilderness skills: navigating with 
map and compass and avalanche rescue. Leaders were Brenda 
Giese and I; attendees were Kelly Maas, Loren Geller, Adam 
Flores, Tim Kutschma, Debbie Bulger, and Richard Stover. The 
session, publicized in TRACK but not in SCREE, was almost 
canceled from lack of interest. A last-minute broadcast on the 
PCS mail list, however, produced a quorum.

The transceiver practice session was useful. In a simulated rescue 
situation, with a "slide zone" of about 4000 square feet, the 
fastest time in my group to locate a hidden beacon was only 1 
minute (this fortunate person happened to pass directly over the 
victim on his initial, "coarse" search pattern).The longest time, by 
a novice, was about 13 minutes. The most common error made by 
would-be rescuers was inadvertently reorienting the receiving 
beacon during the fine search.

This often affects signal strength, thereby adding an additional 
obstacle to determining the burial point.

Before the avalanche session, we all hiked/ran a 4-mile 
orienteering course set up by Brenda. Using map and compass, 
we located about 10 checkpoints scattered throughout the hills of 
the park. We traversed grassy fields, ducked under fences, bashed 
through bushes, and climbed up and down ravines. To find one 
checkpoint, all we were given was a compass bearing; for 
another, we were given the bearing plus the distance in feet. This 
exercise reminded me how easy it is to make erroneous 
assumptions when reading a map.

Afterward, in homage to the upcoming holiday, we gathered 
together, broke bread (Brenda's chocolate chip cookies), and gave 
thanks to our foremothers and fathers for setting aside parks such 
as Sunol for our enjoyment and training.

Epilogue: After departing Sunol, I noticed a strange procession 
crossing Calaveras Road: a dozen wild turkeys, slow moving and 
vulnerable. I could have had a couple free birds for Thanksgiving, 
but I hit the brakes. Spooked, several took flight, displaying their 
beautiful banded tail feathers. These were smart birds--heading 
deeper into the hills rather than toward the gathering, hungry 
holiday hordes.

-- Butch Suits


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Unofficial (Private) Trips
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Private trips may be submitted directly to the Scree Editor, 
but are not insured, sponsored, or supervised by the Sierra 
Club. They are listed here because they may be of interest to 
PCS members, not because they are endorsed by the PCS.


*** Around and Atop Roundtop Again
Peak:	Roundtop (10600) 	Class 2+ snow
Date:	Feb. 8  Sunday
Contact:	George Van Gorden  408-779-2320

We will meet at the Carson Pass snow-park at 8:00 and on snow 
shoes or skies head for Roundtop.  To the saddle above Lake 
Winumucca is easy walking and, crampons and ice axe are needed 
only on the last few hundred feet.  Experience with axe and crampons 
is necessary.  


*** It's  A Cold, Cruel World
Peak:	Matterhorn Peak (12,264')               Class 3/snow
Dates:	Feb. 14-16
Maps:	Matterhorn Peak and Buckeye Ridge
Contact:	Kai Wiedman	650-347-5234

Let's test our mettle against the elements. To reach a Sierra summit in 
winter is a major achievement. We may never climb in Alaska or the 
Himalayas, but a winter ascent of the Matterhorn could be our Everest. 
I would like to form two teams; one on skis and one on showshoes. 
Please give me a call if you would like to lead the snowshoe team.


*** Telescope Peak
Peak:	Telescope Peak
Date:	April 3-6 1998.
Contact: 	Leader: Nancy Fitzsimmons, 
Nancy_Fitzsimmons@BayNetworks.com, H: 408-957-9683
Co-Contact: Bill Kirkpatrick.wmkirk@earthlink.net, H:408-293-2447, W:408-279-3450.

Meet Panamint Valley on Friday Afternoon of April 3rd. Saturday we 
will climb Telescope Peak and Sunday Wild Rose Peak. Return home 
on Monday. Great time of the year for wildflower's and car camping. 
Contact leader for details.


*** Nepal
Peak:	Mera Peak (21,200)
Date:	October 1998
Contact:	Warren Storkman 
	4180 Mackay Drive
	Palo Alto, CA 94306
	650-493-8959(H)
	650-493-8975(FAX)
	Dstorkman@AOL.com

Mera Peak 21,200 also a trekking group to Kala Pattan. Trek from 
Arun River, a seldom traveled route. People and  villages that are not 
accustomed to seeing  Westerners. I'll retrace a 1983 trek. 
Remember, all financing is done directly with the provider. Nothing 
through Warren. That's the reason we get good prices and excellent 
service. We have our own cook. No tea house. No "Delhi Belly". For 
the itinerary and other information, contact Warren.



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1998 PCS Member Roster              (send corrections to Fitzsimmons)
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Last Name       | First Name      | City            | Home          | Work          | Email
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Adler           | David           | Soquel          | 408-464-1172  | 408-259-0760  | 
Ann             | Cecil           | Los Gatos       | 408-358-1168  |               | cecilann@earthlink.net
Armendariz      | Enedina         | San Jose        | 408-923-3991  | 408-265-5691  | 
Arnold          | Terrie          | Pacifica        |               |               | 
Baenen          | Patt            | Cupertino       | 415-494-3022  | 408-882-0300  | pattb27@aol.com
Baker           | Gary            | Mountain View   | 650-968-6863  |               | 
Baltierra       | John            | Stanford        | 415-494-0517  | 415-725-2597  | jbaltier@leland.stanford.edu
Barnes          | George          | Palo Alto       | 415-494-8895  |               | ggared@worldnet.att.net
Baugher         | Larry           | Sunnyvale       | 408-746-0719  | 415-852-5393  | baugher.Larry@ssd.Loral.com
Bees            | John            | Reno            | 702-851-0949  | 702-675-7381  | jbees@maxey.dri.edu
Belrichard      | Christel        | San Jose        | 408-295-3048  |               | xtel@ix.netcom.com
Ben David       | Yehuda          | Oakland         | 510-763-2472  | 510-339-9290  | 
Benham          | Deborah         | Mountain View   | 415-964-0558  |               | dmbenham@aol.com
Berenjfoorosh   | Hossein         | Santa Clara     |               |               | 
Blockus         | Dave            | Cupertino       | 408-973-9347  |               | 
Bolton          | Barbara         | Albany          |               |               | 
Boner           | Liz             | Berkeley        | 510-704-8587  | 510-549-8820  | lboner@thecity.sfsu.edu
Booth           | Richard & Dee   | Los Gatos       | 408-354-7291  | 408-451-2451  | dee@prospectsw.com
Boyle           | Brian           | Cupertino       | 408-973-0640  |               | 
Brewer          | Steve           | San Francisco   | 415-674-8508  |               | 
Bulger          | Debbie          | Santa Cruz      | 408-457-1036  |               | dfbulger@cruzio.com
Bynum           | Bob             | Fremont         | 510-659-1413  |               | rfbynum@aol.com
Caldwell        | David           | Sunnyvale       | 408-746-0526  |               | davcal@ix.netcom.com
Calhoun         | Craig           | Danville        | 510-736-5097  |               | 
Calliger        | Rich            | Fremont         | 510-651-1876  | 510-659-7546  | calliger @infolane.com
Cetti           | Larry L.        | Rescue          | 916-677-5275  |               | 
Chackerian Jr.  | Charles         | Los Altos       |               |               | chack@hires.arc.nasa.gov
Clarence        | Craig           | San Francisco   | 415-695-1741  |               | 
Cline           | Terry           | Palo Alto       | 650-424-9015  | 408-343-1639  | terry.cline@sun.com
Cobb            | Jo Ann & Dan    | Belmont         | 650-631-9303  |               | 
Colwell         | Jeff            | Menlo Park      |               |               | 
Conover         | Mark            | Cupertino       | 408-996-9433  |               | markc@netcom.com
Cooney          | Mark            | Sunnyvale       | 408-739-5940  | 408-435-6313  | 
Cordes          | John            | Santa Clara     | 408-247-3162  | 408-721-7915  | john.cordes@nsc.com
Corpus          | Chris           | Morgan Hill     | 408-779-5452  |               | 
Crane           | Patricia        | Los Altos       | 650-941-5135  |               | 
Crawley         | Roger           | Menlo Park      | 650-321-8602  |               | 
Crumley         | Carrie          | San Jose        |               |               | calicoc@aol.com
Cruz            | Tony            | Cupertino       | 408-446-4090  | 408-944-2003  | cruz@idt.com
Curl            | Jim             | San Francisco   | 415-585-1380  |               | jimcurl@juno.com
Curl            | Tom             | Livermore       | 510-455-1630  | 408-467-6766  | Curl@ix.netcom.com
Davison         | Pete            | San Francisco   | 415-731-5139  | 408-765-5205  | 
Day             | Mark            | Bakersfield     | 805-589-8753  |               | 
De Lorenzo      | Michael         | Pleasanton      | 510-484-9480  |               | michael.w.lorenzo@lmco.com
DeNike          | Bob             | Sunnyvale       |               |               | 
Deidrick        | Craig A.        | San Jose        |               |               | 
Derouin         | Tim             | Palo Alto       | 650-857-0503  | 650-306-1420  | tderouin@alink.com
Desai           | Dinesh & Joy    | Los Altos       | 650-969-2695  |               | 
Dodge           | Daryn           | Davis           | 916-753-1095  |               | 
Doi             | Judy A.         | San Bruno       |               |               | 
Donner          | Bill            | Berkeley        | 510-644-1253  |               | 
Dorer           | Dave            | Brookline       | 617-232-9133  | 617-232-0624  | 
DuMond          | Dewey           | San Jose        | 408-267-1825  | 650-354-5591  | dumond@sierra.space.lockheed.com
Duffy           | Arthur          | Martinez        | 510-286-4856  |               | 
Dyal            | Palmer          | Los Altos Hills | 650-941-5321  |               | 
Eckert          | Steven R.       | Belmont         | 650-508-0500  | 650-508-0500  | eckert@netcom.com
Elliot          | Ray             | Menlo Park      | 650-328-1025  |               | 
Engelhardt      | Rosanne         | Berkeley        |               |               | 
Evans           | Robert          | San Jose        | 408-998-2857  | 408-998-2857  | zenger@vnet.ibm.com
Farber          | Gennady         | Palo Alto       | 650-852-9617  |               | 
Feldman         | Carlos          | Menlo Park      | 650-325-8116  |               | 
Fine            | Eric            | Palo Alto       | 650-725-0797  |               | efine@psych.stanford.edu
Fisher          | Kevin           | Palo Alto       | 650-321-6210  |               | kfisher@qntm.com
Fitzsimmons     | Nancy           | Milpitas        | 408-957-9683  |               | nancy_fitzsimmons@baynetworks.com
Flinn           | John & Jeri     | Mountain View   | 650-968-2050  | 415-777-8705  | jnflinn@aol.com
Ford-Boran      | Noreen          | Redwood City    |               | 510-247-8705  | 
Fort            | Marian          | Menlo Park      |               |               | 
Frankel         | Rosalie         | Monte Sereno    |               |               | 
Fuller          | Minx            | Stanford        | 650-494-3401  |               | fuller@cmgm.stanford.edu
Gaillard        | Anouchka        | Sunnyvale       | 408-737-9770  | 408-447-5363  | anouchka@cup.hp.com
Geller          | Loren           | Hillsborough    | 650-340-8196  | 650-809-2015  | loren@vibes.com
Giese           | Brenda          | Pleasanton      | 510-417-6764  |               | brenda.bowman@nellcorpb.com
Goehring        | Dwight          | Marina          | 408-384-1248  |               | goehring@ix.netcom.com
Gotla           | Peter           | Mountain View   | 650-964-6787  |               | 
Gross           | Bob             | Santa Clara     | 408-241-6149  |               | 75013.1420@compuserve.com
Grossman        | Aaron           | Mountain View   | 650-969-4031  | 650-694-2154  | aaron_grossman@hp.com
Haight          | Patricia        | San Francisco   | 415-956-0745  |               | 
Harris          | David           | Menlo Park      | 650-854-1513  | 650-725-8811  | harrisd@leland.stanford.edu
Harris          | Michael E.      | Orangevale      |               |               | 
Harris          | Susan Karen     | Santa Cruz      | 408-476-5724  |               | 
Harrison        | James R.        | Mountain View   | 650-962-9567  |               | 
Harvey          | Liz             | Concord         | 510-671-9950  |               | lizharv@aol.com

Hastings        | Al              | Palo Alto       | 650-493-6084  |               | alclimber@msn.com
Hauser          | Bill            | San Jose        | 408-243-4566  |               | 
Hawke           | Jerry           | Douglas City    |               |               | 
Hayden          | Mike            | Saratoga Ave.   | 408-253-4975  | 415-969-9112  | hayden@aimnet.com
Hempstead       | Marjorie        | Mountain View   | 650-961-0456  | 408-565-7840  | hempsted@nt.com
Henzel          | Bill & Bonnie   | San Mateo       | 650-349-3062  | 650-225-1243  | henzel.bill@gene.com
Hester          | James           | Saratoga        | 408-867-3669  |               | lhester@fmi.fujitsu.com
Higgins         | Barry           | Campbell        | 408-496-1352  | 650-966-6537  | BarryIDH@AOL.com
Hiipakka        | Dennis          | Weaverville     |               |               | 
Hobler          | Don             | San Jose        |               |               | 
Holloway        | Sue             | San Diego       | 619-466-3490  | 619-594-2491  | shollowa@mail.sdsu.edu
Horvath         | Alex            |                 | 408-379-2732  |               | alexh@netgate.com
Hu              | Allan           | San Jose        | 408-268-0430  |               | ahu@msm.mea.com
Hudkins         | Bruce           | Clayton         | 510-672-8681  |               | EAGLE5@ix.netcom.com
Hult            | Tim             | Santa Clara     | 408-970-0760  | 408-543-3135  | tim.HULT@lmco.com
Ingvoldstad     | John R.         | Volcano         | 209-296-8483  |               | 
Isherwood       | Bill & Dana     | Orinda          | 510-254-0739  | 510-423-5058  | isherwood2@llnl.gov
Jablonski       | Marc            | Palo Alto       | 415-328-6982  | 415-933-7058  | maja@acm.org
Jakubouski      | Diane C.        | San Francisco   |               | 415-989-1915  | Diane@cpici.com
Johnson         | Fred            | Menlo Park      | 650-428-6350  |               | 
Johnston Jr.    | Paul T.         | San Bernardino  | 909-880-9243  |               | 
Karpel          | Ron             | Belmont         | 650-594-0211  |               | rkarpel@usa.net
Keith           | Alexander       | Palo Alto       | 415-325-1091  | 415-496-5714  | akeith@crc.ricoh.com
Kerr            | Christine       | Oakland         | 510-482-8322  |               | chris_kerr@net.com
King            | Steven          | San Leandro     | 510-430-3103  | 510-481-9058  | Steven@mills.edu
Kirkpatrick     | Bill            | San Jose        | 408-293-2447  | 408-279-3450  | wmkirk@earthlink.net
Kohler          | Paul            | Palo Alto       |               |               | 
Kramar          | Christopher     | Fremont         | 510-796-6651  | 415-926-6861  | 
Kreider         | Scott           | Santa Clara     | 408-557-9273  | 650-853-6560  | kreider@pa.dec.com
Kudrnovska      | Milushe J.      | Oakland         |               |               | 
Kutscha         | Timothy         | San Jose        | 408-379-7339  | 408-447-1486  | tkutscha@cup.hp.com
Kuty            | Dave            | Felton          | 408-335-4211  |               | kuty1@apple.com
Lancaster       | Deac            | Fremont         | 510-790-3697  |               | deac@remedy.com
Larsen          | Wade            | El Portal       | 209-379-2107  |               | 
Lavalee         | Michael         | Daly City       |               |               | 
Leiker          | Richard         | Fremont         | 510-792-4816  | 408-453-4253  | leiker@san-jose.ste.slb.com
Leipper         | Kenneth         | Oakland         | 510-658-1670  |               | 
Lingelbach      | Ron             | San Jose        | 408-253-8036  | 650-694-3539  | RON_LINGELBACH@hp.com
Lou             | David           | Milpitas        | 408-263-5630  |               | dlou@svpal.org
Maas            | Kelly A.        | San Jose        | 408-279-2054  | 408-944-2078  | maas@idt.com
MacIntosh       | Chris           | Menlo Park      | 650-325-7841  |               | chrism@clbooks.com
Machnick        | J. & A. Kristin | Santa Cruz      | 408-479-8719  | 408-984-3261  | mach3@ix.netcom.com
Mahajan         | Arun            | Santa Clara     | 408-244-7912  | 408-473-8029  | arun@sentientnet.com
Marolf          | Chris           | Palo Alto       | 650-377-1787  | 650-326-9462  | 
Marshall        | Joan            | San Jose        |               |               | jmarshall@nortel.com
Martin          | Betty           | San Jose        | 408-428-0858  | 408-943-5684  | 
Martin          | Don             | Los Altos       | 650-949-0775  |               | Don@best-rate.com
Marvel          | Chris           | Palo Alto       | 650-325-2649  |               | marvelcc@ccmail.pldbio.com
Maxwell         | Peter           | Sunnyvale       | 408-737-9770  | 650-857-7639  | peterm@aoraki.dtc.hp.com
McDonell        | Greg            | Los Gatos       | 408-559-8321  | 408-281-3400  | 
McElligott      | Sharon          | San Jose        | 408-275-8562  | 408-321-7043  | mcelligott@vta.org
Mcgurrin        | Jim             | Fresno          | 209-276-0625  | 209-445-1061  | 
Miya            | Eugene          | Mountain View   | 650-961-6772  |               | eugene@ames.arc.nasa.com
Morrow          | Tom             | Redwood Shores  | 650-637-1620  |               | 
Mullins         | D. Christopher  | San Jose        |               |               | 
Narkhede        | Atul            | Mountain View   | 650-967-5778  | 650-390-3303  | atul@asd.sgi.com
Navid-Haghighi  | Siamak          | Belmont         | 650-654-3642  |               | sia@sr.hp.com
Nelson          | Peter           | Palo Alto       | 650-321-0929  | 650-323-5751  | jpnels@aol.com
Novalis         | Susann          | Pacifica        | 650-359-1821  |               | 
O'Mahoney       | Frank           | Palo Alto       |               |               | frank@liffey.com
Oliver          | Bill            | Los Angeles     | 310-839-5156  |               | 
Olrich          | Phyllis         | Palo Alto       | 650-322-0323  | 650-725-1541  | phylliso@stanford.edu
Olson           | Ken             | San Diego       | 619-583-0001  |               | kenolson@pacbell.net
Ostler          | Paul            | Scotts Valley   | 408-438-1440  | 408-431-5896  | postler@interbase.borland.com
Ottenberg       | Marj            | Saratoga        | 408-867-4576  | 408-867-4576  | 
Pearson         | Carl            | Soquel          | 408-479-8529  |               | carlp@mail.santacruz.k12.ca.us
Pence           | Eric            | Santa Clara     |               |               | 
Peterson        | Meg             | Menlo Park      | 650-854-7916  |               | 
Raczek          | Ted             | San Jose        | 408-224-1119  | 408-363-5379  | Thaddeus.A.Raczek@wdc.com
Ramaker         | James H.        | San Jose        | 408-224-8553  | 408-463-4873  | ramaker@vnet.ibm.com
Rau             | Greg & Vreni    | Castro Valley   | 510-582-5578  |               | rau4@llnl.gov
Reader          | Robert          | Concord         |               |               | 
Reilly          | Dorothea E.     | San Francisco   | 415-585-1380  |               | der@gene.com
Remien          | Suzanne         | Woodside        | 415-851-3456  | 408-451-5581  | sremien@juno.com
Reyna           | Ed              | Sunnyvale       | 408-245-4798  |               | 
Rinaldi         | Michael         | San Francisco   | 415-564-9830  | 415-424-3290  | rinaldi@hermes.space.lockheed.com
Ritter          | Alan            | St. Louis       | 314-821-1374  | 314-225-7600  | jar@storz.com
Robillard       | Landa           | Campbell        |               |               | 
Roderick        | Mark            | San Francisco   |               |               | 
Roper           | Steve           |                 | 510-547-3407  |               | 
Rosmarin        | Peter           | Oakland         | 510-547-5395  |               | 
Ross            | Doug            | Santa Cruz      | 408-457-2757  |               | dugros@got.net
Ross            | Robin           | Los Gatos       | 408-356-7344  |               | 
Rounds          | Fred            | Sunnyvale       | 408-735-8146  | 650-604-3308  | frounds@mail-arc.nasa.gov
Rountree        | Tom             | San Jose        | 408-371-5303  | 408-321-5782  | 
Schafer         | Charles&Helen   | Los Gatos       | 408-354-1545  | 408-324-6003  | cgschafer@lucent.com
Schollard       | James           | Novato          | 415-892-9033  | 510-286-8888  | jschollard@innovativetechsoln.com
Schou           | Jesper          | Palo Alto       | 650-494-7432  | 650-725-9826  | schou@quake.stanford.edu
Schuman         | Aaron           | Mountain View   | 650-968-9184  | 650-943-7532  | aaron_schuman@yahoo.com
Scott           | Bryon           | Woodland Park   |               |               | 
Sharp           | Jonathan &Julia | Saratoga        | 408-379-5178  |               | jjsharp@ix.netcom.com
Simpson         | Dick            | Palo Alto       | 650-494-9272  |               | rsimpson@magellan.stanford.edu
Sinclair        | George          | Los Altos       | 650-941-2160  |               | geosinc@aol.com
Skumanich       | Andy            | Los Gatos       | 408-377-0545  |               | a_sku@sprynet.com
Smith           | Linda           | Palo Alto       | 650-327-2099  | 650-327-6608  | 
Sogard          | Michael         | Atherton        | 650-368-2775  | 650-508-4674  | msogard@nikon.com
Staby           | Brian           |                 | 408-425-7029  | 408-984-7611  | 
Staton          | Audrey          |                 |               |               | AStaton857@AOL.com
Steinbach       | Greg            | San Diego       | 619-271-9104  | 619-543-5250  | gsteinbach@ucsd.edu
Stephens        | Joseph          | Fremont         | 510-623-9150  | 510-505-5410  | joseph@home.com
Stevenson       | Nancy           |                 |               |               | nancy@full-moon.com
Stigall         | Georgia         | Sunnyvale       | 408-253-4076  |               | geobaer@aol.com
Storkman        | Warren & Dixie  | Palo Alto       | 650-493-8959  |               | 
Stover          | Richard         | Santa Cruz      | 408-457-1036  |               | dfbulger@cruzio.com
Strite          | Carol           | Mariposa        |               |               | carolsmt@aol.com
Strite          | Robert          | Cupertino       | 408-732-5195  |               | 
Stuckey         | Mike            | Homewood        | 916-525-0452  | 408-920-5961  | mstuckey@aol.com
Suits           | Butch           | Menlo Park      | 650-325-4116  | 408-742-5642  | butch.suits@lmco.com
Sullivan        | Judy            | Burlingame      | 650-348-3455  |               | 
Suzuki          | Bob             | San Jose        | 408-259-0772  | 510-657-7555  | bobszk@pacbell.net
Taylor          | Craig           | Portola Valley  | 650-851-1032  |               | Craig_taylor@ACM.org
Thompson        | Nancy           | Portola Valley  |               |               | 
Tischler        | Daniel          | San Jose        | 408-224-4525  | 408-227-0707  | tischler@prolinx.com
Tran            | Tuan            | San Jose        | 408-299-8529  | 408-227-2531  | tuan@spicey.asd.sgi.com
Van Gorden      | George C.       | Morgan Hill     | 408-779-2320  |               | 
Vassar          | Janet & Richard | Los Altos       | 650-949-4485  | 650-354-5113  | richard.vassar@lmco.com
Verrow          | Rick & Helena   | Los Gatos       | 408-353-8841  |               | rangerrv@ix.netcom.com
Vickers         | Don             | San Jose        | 408-225-3231  |               | 
Vlasveld        | Paul            | San Jose        | 408-247-6472  | 408-257-7910  | paul.vlasveld@smi.siemens.com
Wallace         | Bob             | Saratoga        | 408-867-4576  | 408-867-4576  | 
Ward-Dolkas     | Paul            | Palo Alto       | 650-324-2015  | 408-433-2625  | 
Wentz           | Roland          | Sunnyvale       | 408-745-1085  |               | 
West            | Jeff            | Santa Cruz      | 408-426-4456  |               | 
Wiedman         | Kai             | San Mateo       | 650-347-5234  |               | 
Wilkinson       | John            | San Jose        | 408-947-0858  | 650-933-4298  | jfw@sgi.com
Wilkie          | Sam             | Los Altos       | 650-941-1794  | 408-767-7548  | Sam_Wilkie@ccm.sc.intel.com
Wood            | Steve           | Belmont         | 650-596-9052  |               | 
Woolbright      | Mark            | San Jose        | 408-246-4209  | 408-749-5904  | mark.woolbright@amd.com
Yager           | Chris           | Santa Clara     | 408-243-3026  | 408-243-3027  | 
Yamagata        | Pete            | Sacramento      | 916-444-6319  |               | 
Yarborough      | Judith          | Menlo Park      | 650-854-9288  |               | judith.yarborough@forsythe.stanford.edu
Yum             | Sunny           | San Jose        | 408-265-5852  | 408-255-4567  | syum@cs.ucr.edu
Zenger          | Kipp            | San Jose        | 408-265-2011  | 408-463-2870  | zenger@vnet.ibm.com
Zensius         | David           | San Jose        |               |               | dzensius@netcom.com
Ziebarth        | Mark N.         | Morgan Hill     | 408-779-9081  |               | 



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The following trip classifications are to assist you in choosing trips 
for which you are qualified. No simple rating system can anticipate 
all possible conditions.
	Class 1: Walking on a trail.
	Class 2: Walking cross-country, using hands for balance.
	Class 3: Requires use of hands for climbing, rope may be used.
	Class 4: Requires rope belays.
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