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Official Trips


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. 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


Diablo Range BLM Service Trip 2A

Trail Improvement - Coalinga-Mineral Springs National Recreation Trail

In the Diablo Range, south of Pinnacles National Monument, the Bureau of Land Management takes care of some scenic and rugged public lands. We'll take up a project we started with them in 2005, and help improve the Coalinga-Mineral Springs National Recreation Trail, which offers a 2.4 mile hike to the top of picturesque Kreyenhagen Peak. Car camping overnight;
central commissary by Vicky Hoover. Cost: Central commissary cost (two meals only) is $6. Bring: Bring camping gear, work clothes, warm clothes for morning and evening, raingear, two lunches, daypack, water bottle, etc.

Meet: Signed-up participants will receive meeting information. Sign up with
leader. Leader: Vicky Hoover, chair of Sierra Club CA/NV Wilderness
Committee (415) 977-5527, or vicky.hoover@sierraclub.org.

Car Camp - Work Trip


Koip Peak Ski Mountaineering

Koip Peak from the east

Climb Koip Peak from the east and ski down it. Camp at Parker Lake below the peak Friday and Saturday nights. Requires excellent physical condition, advanced skiing skills, avalanche training, snow camping, Randonee or Telemark skis, climbing skis, ski crampons, boot crampons, ice axe, helmet, avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe. This is a phenomenal ski descent under good conditions – 5000 feet vertical. Of course, that means a big fast climb is needed to get up as well as down the peak in a day. The recently published guide to skiing the eastern Sierra has great photos. Richins guide has a good description. Restricted trip - Sierra Club membership and medical form required.

Louise Wholey
James Wholey


Mt. Lassen Day Trip

Mt. Lassen (10,462)

We will meet at the old ski lodge on Sat. morning at 8 AM. We will follow the unplowed road or use a time saving short cut, if safe, and attempt the peak and plan to return to our cars by 5PM. Participants can travel on skis or snowshoes. We will not bring axes and crampons and if we reach a point where because of icy snow we can't go on safely we will turn around. This is a fairly hard day and participants need to be in good condition.



Red Slate Mtn Ski Mountaineering

Red Slate Mtn

Climb Red Slate Mtn via the beautiful colorful Convict Canyon and the west ridge. Ski 6 miles with 3000 feet of climbing to reach camp near Lake Wit-so-nah-pah for Friday and Saturday nights. Summit climb is about 2500 feet in about 2 miles. Requires excellent physical condition, advanced skiing skills, avalanche training, snow camping, Randonee or Telemark skis, climbing skis, ski crampons, boot crampons, ice axe, helmet, avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe. Restricted trip - Sierra Club membership and medical form required. May change date to Apr 17-19 weekend.

Class 2, advanced skiing skills, strenuous trip
East Side - Convict Canyon
Louise Wholey
James Wholey


Mineral King Ski Mountaineering

Sawtooth (12343),Vandever (11947), Florence (12432)

Space exists for 2 people to climb peaks in Mineral King using skis. Access to the area depends on weather and road conditions. Requirements are as for Red Slate Mtn trip.

Class 2, advanced skiing skills, strenuous trip
Western Sierra, Mineral King
Louise Wholey
James Wholey


Olancha

Olancha (12,123)

Trailhead is Sage Flat 5770, just off Hwy 395 near the town of Olancha. One night backpack over Olancha Pass 9130, to climb Olancha, 12,123. Camp near Bear Trap Meadow; be prepared for snow. Send email with conditioning and recent experience.

Class 2, moderate trip
Eastern Sierra
Tim Hult


Mt. Shasta

Mt. Shasta

This will be a chance to hone your skills with snow tools. Likely peak climb. Contact George for details. This is a restricted Sierra Club trip, and requires Sierra Club membership.

Bob Suzuki


Tinkers Knob Mid-Week Day Hike

Tinkers Knob

Climb Tinkers Knob in the Tahoe Area.

Tahoe Area
Lisa Barboza


Moses and Maggie

Moses (9,331) and No. Maggie (10,234)

Access Mountain Home. Short hike to camp Saturday and climb one peak. Sunday climb other then drive home. Parts of the climbs are brush-covered. Plan to bring tough clothes.

Class 3, easy trip with bushwacking
Western Sierra, Mountain Home State Park
Louise Wholey
Dana Chaney