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Please read the Guidelines for Participants before applying for any of these trips.

Official Trips are sponsored by the Sierra Club.

A separate list of unofficial trips that may be of interest is maintained here.

In addition to the trips listed below, an advanced trip schedule was developed at the 10/16/10 trip planning meeting. These trips aren't guaranteed to go: in most cases, permits have not yet been secured.

Mt. Diablo

Mt. Diablo (3849')

15-mile round trip. Too much food and too little exercise recently? The holidays are over, so now it's time to get back into shape. From Mitchell Canyon we'll hike up the north side of Diablo to at least the two main summits. Heavy rain cancels. For carpooling, we meet at 8:00 AM at the Park & Ride at 680 and Mission Blvd in Fremont, across from McDonald's -- note, this is the NORTHERN of the two 680/Mission intersections. Or, meet at the Mitchell Canyon Trailhead on the north side of Mt. Diablo at 9:00 AM.

Class 1
East Bay
Kelly A Maas


Ostrander Lake

Ostrander Lake Hut and Environs

This will be an easy winter over-night - a good beginner trip. Sat. we will meet at Badger Pass ski area at 8:30 on Sat. morning. We will head out toward Ostrander Lake and go about five mile before setting camp. After setting up camp we will explore the area and look for good views. Sunday morning we will make an early start which in winter probably won't be that early and go to Ostrander Lake, climb to a high point and return to camp and cars before 4:00. This trip can be done on snowshoes or skis. To our camping site will be easy skiing and after that intermediate but without a heavy pack.

Hut Trip on Skis or Snowshoes
Yosemite National Park


Mt. Reba Ridges - Ski with Alpine Ski Patrol

Mt. Reba

Join Charles for some fun skiing in the Bear Valley area.  Overnight in the Alpine Ski Patrol cabin.

Beginner Ski Trip
Bear Valley
Charles Schafer


Three Spanish Sisters

Spanish Mt. (10051') and Three Sisters (10612')

Carcamp at Courtwright Reservoir. Arrive Friday night, return Sunday night. This is an intermediate trip. All peaks are CL1. Snow cancels.

Saturday: Climb Spanish Mt. 15 miles RT, mostly on trail. 3100 feet gain.
Sunday: Climb Three Sisters. 9 miles RT, cross country. 2000 feet gain.

Class 1
Western Sierra, Courtright Reservoir
Lisa Barboza


Mt. Silliman, Alta Peak

Mt. Silliman (11,188') and Alta Peak (11,240')

Carcamp at Lodgepole in Sequoia National Park. Arrive Friday night, return Sunday night. This is an intermediate trip. All peaks are CL1. Snow cancels.

Saturday: Climb Alta, 8 miles on trail, 2.5 miles cross country, 4000 gain.
Sunday: Climb Silliman, 5 miles on trail, 5 miles cross country, 4300 gain.

Class 1
Wester Sierra, Sequoia National Park
Lisa Barboza


Mt. Lola Climb & Ski

Some skiing plus a climb of the peak

Join us for a day on Mt. Lola just north of Truckee. We will carry skis to the snow level and hope to get in a little skiing as well as a climb of the peak from the North along the trail. Any kind of skis is fine, or none at all for those who have not been bitten by the ski bug. Climbing skins may be used if the snow is too soft to walk. Contact leader about lodging. Can be done as a day trip from BA.

N. of Truckee
Louise Wholey
James Wholey


Mt Sizer, Henry Coe Park with the DHS

Mt Sizer (3216')

Join the Day Hiking Section of our chapter to scale Mt. Sizer.

Landa Robillard


Backcountry Skiing Tahoe

Tamarack Peak or Castle Peak, depending on snow.

Join us for a day of backcountry skiing in the Tahoe area. Requires advanced skiing skills, avalanche training. Randonee or Telemark skis, climbing skins, avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe. Location determined by snow conditions. We seek powder snow and may climb and descend multiple times. Contact leader about lodging.

Tahoe Area
Louise Wholey
James Wholey


Backcountry Skiing Tahoe

Tamarack Peak or Castle Peak, depending on snow

Join us for a day of backcountry skiing in the Tahoe area. Requires advanced skiing skills, avalanche training. Randonee or Telemark skis, climbing skis, avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe. Location determined by snow conditions. We seek powder snow and may climb and descend multiple times. Contact leader about lodging.

Advanced skiing skills
Tahoe Area
Louise Wholey
James Wholey


Lone Pine Peak

Lone Pine Peak (12,943')

Climb Lone Pine Peak's north face in winter from the Meysan Lakes trail. This is a snowshoe trip; crampons and ice axe required. Trip is restricted to Sierra Club members. Expect winter conditions. Be prepared for winter climbing at altitude and snow camping. Extreme weather cancels. Must be in excellent physical condition for climbing. Trip will be private if not approved by the MOC.

Winter, crampons and ice axe
Eastern Sierra, Meysan Lakes Trailhead
Lisa Barboza
Emilie Cortes


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