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mtnfotoRoute Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: October 1977  Sucess!
Soloed the couloir. Huge bergschrund- I had to downclimb 30 feet or so to the bottom and front point up the other side. Climb was uneventful after that. Glad I had sharp tools!
Posted Jan 20, 2004 7:07 pm

Dave DinnellRoute Climbed: Standard Rt. Date Climbed: July 6, 1986  Sucess!

Dave Dinnell

Assisted a group of kids from Camp Tawonga to the summit. Great Views and worth the effort.
Posted Jan 11, 2004 9:13 pm

mountaincheetahRoute Climbed: Straight Up Date Climbed: October 6th 2003  Sucess!

mountaincheetah

Tough climb with no prep work and 4hrs of sleep, but left me and my partner wanting.
Posted Jan 9, 2004 3:18 pm

Day HikerRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: 17 August 2002  Sucess!

Day Hiker

Hello
Posted Dec 27, 2003 10:55 pm

Paul SpraycarRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: 8/3/2003  Sucess!
Great views of Mono Lake from the top. About 90 minutes from Tioga Pass.
Posted Dec 27, 2003 1:17 pm

SierraboneheadRoute Climbed: Tioga walk up Date Climbed: August 1995  Sucess!
Climbed via easy route, Tioga Pass to the north ridge to summit. Spent the night on the summit. Spectacular full moon night. Mono Lake view inpressive. Descent at 0700 in cold west wind and small hardpack snow fields via same route.
Posted Nov 20, 2003 11:13 pm

fuglaRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Sept 26, 2003  Sucess!
Too hot, but awesome views
Posted Nov 4, 2003 6:50 pm

Dave KRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: October 25, 2003  Sucess!

Dave K

A fun late fall hike with stellar views from the summit, followed by a delicious Whoa Nellie dinner.
Posted Oct 27, 2003 1:45 am

Scott PierceRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: June 96  Sucess!

Scott Pierce

Slog with a view
Posted Oct 27, 2003 12:07 am

earthchicRoute Climbed: NW slope Date Climbed: Sept. 13, 2003  Sucess!

earthchic

Incredible views from the summit. We went the standard route up and descended into Dana Creek on the way back down.
Posted Sep 15, 2003 10:07 pm

mpbroRoute Climbed: West slopes Date Climbed: 12 September 2003  Sucess!

mpbro

Nice hike. We forgot to print the SP page and really had no idea where we were going. We started from the parking lot west of Tioga Pass (mistake #1), and just headed southeast, following game trails through the forest. We headed uphill about a half mile south of the standard route, and walked up the beautiful bowl northwest of the summit before following the surprisingly nice use trail to the summit.



I forgot our exact times, but I think 2:15 up, and maybe 1:45 down, not including an enjoyable lunch on the summit on a windless day. Great summit views in theory, but a bit of smoke/smog on this day.
Posted Sep 15, 2003 10:51 am

FelsbergRoute Climbed: NW Slope Date Climbed: Sept 14, 2003

Felsberg

Nice simple hike, with great views. So many peaks to climb... PICS
Posted Sep 15, 2003 12:03 am

Bill OttRoute Climbed: Trail from Tioga Pass Date Climbed: 1994  Sucess!

Bill Ott

What an impressive view.
Posted Aug 31, 2003 10:28 pm

bennovakRoute Climbed: Trail from Tioga Pass Date Climbed: August 28 2003  Sucess!

bennovak

Great short and staight forward hike with a great view, probably one of the best perspectives of the entire park. A great monster of a high altitude trail run. 3 Hrs CTC
Posted Aug 29, 2003 12:53 am

aanamiRoute Climbed: Trail from Tioga Pass Entrance Date Climbed: August 16, 2003  Sucess!
We followed the trail that starts south (east) of the Tioga Pass entrance station. The trail is easy to find.

We left around 8.30am and reached the top 12.30pm. After 1 hr at the summit, we started heading back, reaching the trail head at 4. Took one Aspirin and one Ibuprofen. No significant altitude sickness.



After about 1.5 miles and 1500 ft, you reach a plateu. We took a use trail that veers off to left as you look at the summit. You pass a wind shelter on the way. You go all the way to the ridge line and you can look over the ridge to find a nice lake with interesting blue-green colors. Then it's gets hard to find trail. We kinda traversed toward middle and found the trail again.



On going down it's much easier to find the trail. The best one is around the middle.



The views are fantastic. You can see Mono Lake, Mammoth Lakes, White Mountain, Lyell, Cathedral Lakes, Dana Meadows, Tuolomne Meadows, Mt Connes, Saddlebag Lake and more...



I found the views better the the views from Mt Whitney summit.

Posted Aug 21, 2003 12:35 pm

jstrolinRoute Climbed: Standard Route from Tioga Pass Yosemite Entrance Date Climbed: 8/3/03  Sucess!
A great little hike where a modest amount of effort gets you a lot of altitude. The trailhead starts at almost 10,000 feet, right at the base of the mountain, so you're spending most of your efforts climbing the peak instead of hoofing it long distances to get to it. The talus field of rock slabs that forms the summit ridge makes for an interesting climb, as there isn't a defined trail. You pick your way upwards toward the summit. The views from on top are spectacular. Total time from trailhead to summit and back - 3 hours.
Posted Aug 15, 2003 2:55 pm

BodhiRoute Climbed: Trail from Yosemite Park Entrance (Tioga Pass) Date Climbed: July 23, 2003  Sucess!

Bodhi

Summitted w/ wife. Saw a ton of marmots. We only stayed on the summit for about 5 minutes because thunderstorms were approaching & we saw some close by lightning. Great views of Mono Lake & the whole Western side of Yosemite National Park. Great meadows & lakes on the way up. Descended w/ a group of 3 summer workers (college students) who work inside the park @ Yosemite. Good climb. Great summit.
Posted Jul 28, 2003 11:05 am

SharonRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: September 2, 1996  Sucess!

Sharon

Partner: Steve Reynolds



A favorite memory: eating lunch at the top of the slope, admiring the incredible views.
Posted Jul 24, 2003 11:56 pm

adampaulRoute Climbed: Standard NW route Date Climbed: 02 July, 2003  Sucess!

adampaul

Superb views and great weather! Hike report and pics are here.
Posted Jul 14, 2003 3:17 pm

HamiltonRoute Climbed: Solstice Coulior Date Climbed: June 22, 2003  Sucess!

Hamilton

Climbed Mt Dana via the Solstice coulior (solo). The coulior was in excellent condition. I was able to kick steps all the way to the top and the snow was very secure. There are still cornices at the top of the coulior, however, there is a break in the center that is 5-6 feet of vertical snow. This is the only section where I used a second axe to get over the top - otherwise, a standard mountaineering axe was all that was needed. Overall, it was a great day and an exhilerating route! I would recommend this route over the Dana coulior if the snow conditions are right and the cornices are manageable.
Posted Jun 25, 2003 11:01 am

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