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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.

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

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

Three Spanish Sisters – Memorial Day weekend

Three Sisters (10,612) and Spanish Mountain (10,051)

Car camp at Wishon or Courtright Reservoir. Arrive Friday night, return Sunday night. Expect soft spring snow (wet) on the route.

Saturday: Spanish Mt. is 15 miles RT, mostly trail. 3100 feet gain.

Sunday: Three Sisters is 9 miles RT, cross country. 2000 feet gain.

Class 1, day hikes, beginners in good shape are welcome
Louise Wholey
James Wholey

Silver Peak

Silver Peak (11,878)

Devil’s Graveyard sounds like a place name out of The Blair Witch Project, but that’s what the Sierra National Forest calls our campsite. We’ll hike from Lake Thomas A. Edison (2330 m), taking easy trail to Devil’s Bathtub (2794 m) and continuing cross-country to our camp at the diabolical headwaters (3250 m). Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning, we’ll visit the class 2 summit of Silver Peak (3620 m). Sunday hike out and drive home.

Class 2, beginner-intermediate trip
Lake Thomas A. Edison
Aaron Schuman
Louise Wholey

Red, White and Blue Special

Red and White Mtn (12,816)

Backpack about 7 miles up the McGee Creek Trail starting at about 7800 ft to Big McGee Lake at 10,400. Climb Red and White Mtn southeast face. For faster stronger hikers, an option exists to also climb Red Slate Mtn (13,163) from McGee Pass. These peaks are very colorful, great for celebrating our national birthday.

Class 2, moderate trip, may be some snow climbing
McGee Creek, Eastern Sierra
Louise Wholey
James Wholey

Mineral King Peaks

Eisen, Lippencott,and Eagle Scout

Details to follow.

Lisa Barboza

Mt. Langley

Mt. Langley (14026)

Details to follow

Lisa Barboza

Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne

Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne

A 30 mile backpack on trails in Yosemite. Start at White Wolf and end at
Tuolumne Meadows. After descending 3500 feet (net) to the Tuolumne River,
we follow it upstream for 4200 feet (net) past gushing waterfalls and the
Glen Aulin high sierra camp. Though it's on trail and not at high altitude,
don't underestimate the difficulty or beauty of this route. A car shuttle
between the two trailheads is required.

This trip is currently scheduled as a 3-day trip, but I'll accept inquiries
from people who would only be able to do it as a 2-day (very strenuous)
trip. There is a chance that it may be changed to 2-days.

Kelly A Maas
Landa Robillard

Highland Peak

Highland Peak (10,935’)

This is a relatively slow-paced dayhike, suitable for beginners. We will car-camp near Ebbetts Pass, then hike up Noble Canyon to grab the peak. Sunday is open at this point, with options to perhaps try something else, do some exploring, or have a leisurely drive home. This is an area of the Sierra that we don’t often explore, so the hike should be enjoyable.

Class 2
Ebbetts Pass
Charles Schafer

Tinkers Knob Mid-Week Day Hike

Tinkers Knob

Climb Tinkers Knob in the Tahoe Area.

Tahoe Area
Lisa Barboza