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calipidderBear on the summit!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2013

calipidder

Okay, not QUITE on the summit but very close, wandering around the west slope just below the summit pile. Really enjoyed this hike. A casual 3.5 hour climb, 45 min at summit, and quickie 2 hour descent. Great one for a Sunday before the ~5 hour drive home.
Posted Jul 15, 2013 9:38 pm

fedakFrom Virginia Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013

fedak

Cool and calm at 12k as much of the west sweltered under record temperatures.
Sky Pilots in bloom atop the ridge.

Hit a couple of the nearby minor peaks after Excelsior.
Pics and commentary hear.
Posted Jun 30, 2013 1:16 pm

thexcatFrom V. Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2012

thexcat

With PG. 3.5h to summit, 3 to descend. Great conditions, light dusting of snow, sunny, no wind. PG hit a dead dear on 680 before we met, damaging underside of his car.
Posted Oct 15, 2012 2:12 pm

cabFrom Shepherd Crest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012

cab

Last peak of the day after North Peak and Shepherd Crest.
Posted Sep 4, 2012 11:19 am

HikeMonkeyNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

HikeMonkey

Mike R. and I hiked up from Virginia Lakes on our way to spend the night by Summit Lake. A beautiful day for a walk and amazing views.

We noted Gordon's register entry -- very amusing.
Posted Jul 30, 2012 8:20 pm

gordonyeFrom Virginia Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2012

gordonye

Made it with 6 other guys from NorCal meetup: Mike C, Jerry H, Matthew B, Matt S, Ernie N, and Ray N. Magnificent views in all directions.
Posted Jul 23, 2012 1:25 am

cdogfun hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

cdog

Had a nice, gradually ascending hike to the summit with Tim. We approached via Virginia Lakes and climbed the NE ridge. Definitely some spectacular views from this summit. Some storms were brewing while we were on top so we didn't hang out too long. When we got back to base camp on Green Creek we feasted on tri-tip, potatoes, and good beer with the ladies.
Posted Jun 17, 2012 9:43 pm

Niels79Northeast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2011

Niels79

Longer approach than I had expected. Weather was perfect
Posted Dec 30, 2011 12:00 am

LincolnBWinter climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2011

LincolnB

Took the opportunity to climb this in a low snow year. Ice on the talus and frigid wind made this less enjoyable than my usual summer climbs. Register had been placed Sept 2010 and already had a couple dozen entries.
Posted Dec 29, 2011 10:34 am

soslawN East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011

soslaw

Northern Yosemite's high country views are the payoff. North faces of Conness and North Peak seem within touching distance.
Posted Sep 18, 2011 10:36 am

dshoshoneVirginia Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2011

dshoshone

Nice easy walk with the dog
Posted Sep 14, 2011 11:21 am

ScottHansonfrom Trumbull Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2010

ScottHanson

Met two botanists who were doing a plant inventory study on plateau near Excelsior. Couldn't find register at summit.
Posted Aug 31, 2010 11:49 pm

hgrapidHot day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

hgrapid

Quite a hot day. The mosquitoes were ravenous all the way up to almost 12,000'.
Posted Jul 24, 2010 8:28 pm

mrchad9Virginia Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2008

mrchad9

One of my favorite dayhikes. Up in a half day trip from Virginia Lakes, splendid views all around from the summit.
Posted Jun 13, 2010 7:00 pm

boyblueFrom Lundy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 1981

boyblue

Basically I followed the outlet stream from the trail to Burrow Lake where I camped. No significant difficulties were encountered on the approach- talus was well consolidated and the thickest brush was easy to avoid. Stamina and patience were all that was required.
Climbed from Burrow Lake to the summit via east ridge. Mostly class 1 or 2. Returned via south ridge to Shamrock Lake and followed trail back down to Lundy TH.
Posted Nov 1, 2009 11:45 pm

derbillyVery nice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2007

derbilly

Excellent views on this hike from Virginia Lakes
Posted Jul 29, 2009 12:00 am

KClossonNortheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009

KClosson

My one chance of getting to an area that was not too crowded over the holiday weekend. There was a bit of haze on the west side due to some smoke in Yosemite. Other than that the views were good.
Posted Jul 8, 2009 8:09 pm

NoonduelerSnowy range  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1998

Noondueler

The passes just opened after a heavy el nino. Just did it again June 26, '09.
Posted Nov 4, 2008 10:56 pm

mlarkin2002Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2007
Dayhike from Virginia Lakes. Good views of N Yosemite area.
Posted Oct 22, 2007 3:12 pm

A BitNortheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

A Bit

Nice dayhike from the Virginia Lakes trailhead. After leaving the trail, I had the mountain all to myself. A little cool and windy, but the views were worth it. Didn't find a summit register.
Posted Aug 15, 2007 9:53 pm

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