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boisedocNice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1995

boisedoc

Fun walkup from Tioga Pass. I imagine this is the easiest 13000 foot peak in California.
Posted Sep 11, 2006 5:24 am

eggheadsherpaRoute Climbed: NW Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2006

eggheadsherpa

Beautiful views from the summit
Posted Sep 5, 2006 4:28 am

jonhershNW slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2005

jonhersh

Great dayhike with incredible views of Mono Lake and the Yosemite high country.
Posted Sep 1, 2006 4:53 am

GeneEmotional  Sucess!
On a random day about six weeks after Mom died, I left Modesto at 6 in the morning, reached Tioga Pass at a little before 10, and was on top of Mt. Dana before 1 pm. The reason I chose Dana was because Mono Lake was one of Mom's favorite places. She loved to watch the light change, and feel the clouds and shadows creep across the lake. The view of Mono Lake from Dana is sublime. The wind was howling that day, the cloud ceiling to the west was about 12K feet and a few snow flakes fell. I was physically cooked on top. I can't explain the peace, contentment, total relaxation and state of bliss I felt as I let myself finally emotionally unwind on top and on the walk down.
Posted Aug 31, 2006 9:22 pm

RockmanNice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006

Rockman

Sweet view.
Posted Aug 29, 2006 4:52 am

mgp5000Standard Route - From Tioga Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006

mgp5000

Tough little hike, but the views make it all worth it.
Posted Aug 28, 2006 3:07 am

kngalaricOne of the best summit 360's in the world  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2006

kngalaric

3 out of five times I've been successful. Twice turned back due to weather, and almost got turned around this time. Fun, fun, fun.
Posted Aug 9, 2006 1:53 am

dabenderDana Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2006

dabender

Soft snow all the way up which may be a little unusual this late in July. With the big heat wave it was nearly 80 degrees at Tioga Pass. Still, it was great to get away for a few hours from 112 degrees in the East Bay!
Posted Jul 26, 2006 6:03 pm

Kerstinfrom Tioga Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 1986

Kerstin

I loved the view of Mono Lake from the summit!
Posted Jun 28, 2006 2:07 am

lakenyonfrom Tioga Pass  Sucess!

lakenyon

08/2005: went up from Tioga Pass, descended via headwaters of Dana Fork. I loved the Polemonium.
Posted May 14, 2006 11:04 pm

rangermattBeautiful morning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2005

rangermatt

Took a couple hours from the Tioga entrance station - beautiful wildflowers! Wasn't as difficult as I imagined it to be; it's just an "advanced" hike. It's got to have one of the top "payoff to effort" ratios in Yosemite.
Posted May 3, 2006 10:57 pm

nayrbGreat view of Mono Lake ...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2003

nayrb

Climbed to the summit w/ my wife - pretty much a scramble in the summer. Spent only a few minutes at the summit ... had a storm roll in on us on the way down. GREAT views of Mono Lake to the East. Saw tons of marmots! Great summit - a must to climb!
Posted Apr 11, 2006 2:16 am

Matt WorsterDana and Gibbs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2003

Matt Worster

My first (gasp) off trail experience. I was totally overprepared, if there is such a thing, but I used it to practice compass and map skills and match them up with what I could see. Overall, a fun solo trip.
Posted Mar 30, 2006 3:57 pm

fieldbioDate: July 2004

fieldbio

Nice and easy. But I got caught in a random thunderstorm at the top !
Posted Mar 24, 2006 11:07 pm

SummitJunkieRoute Climbed: Standard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2005

SummitJunkie

Awsome climb to my first 13k peak. Views are unbeliveable!!
Posted Mar 7, 2006 2:10 am

mountainmattRoute Climbed: NW & West Slope Date Climbed: Fall 04  Sucess!

mountainmatt

A great walk up for the "roadies."
Posted Jan 9, 2006 3:43 pm

SawtoothSeanRoute Climbed: NW Slopes Date Climbed: August 14, 1998  Sucess!

SawtoothSean

Easy access from the Meadows- amazing scramble with superb views and lots of elevation
Posted Jan 4, 2006 8:47 pm

mattnolandRoute Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: 21 November 2005  Sucess!

mattnoland

With my friend Jonathan...we reached the summit at around 1:45 PM after starting from the car (on the road at the pullout by the lake) around 5:15 AM. I took it slow as I live at sea level in San Diego. Niether of us had any problems though. We climbed with two ice tools on a mix of solid ice and hard snow. We didn't use a rope but each climbed with a screw to place in case we got tired. We didn't need them as the climb was pretty easy. Warmer than we expected on top and no wind..all I ever wore was a fleece...and we lounged around the summit for about 20 minutes before slogging down the slope to the car, which we reached around 3:30 PM to finish out the long day.
Posted Dec 3, 2005 11:58 am

dshoshoneRoute Climbed: 'Standard route Date Climbed: Sept 2002  Sucess!

dshoshone

Climbed Dana three times
Posted Nov 10, 2005 6:45 pm

rocketsredglareRoute Climbed: Third Pillar Date Climbed: Sept 2001  Sucess!

rocketsredglare

My first Alpine ascent with three friends. The 4th class down climb is way tedious but worth it to get to some sweet climbing!
Posted Oct 26, 2005 8:15 pm

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