Route Climbed: traditional roure from Tioga Pass Date Climbed: 9/13/01
Summited 2 days after WTC attack. Very emotional experience in light of world events. Had mountain virtually to ourselves. Pick and choose route to summit over geological garbage heap. GREAT views of Mono Lake and T Meadows high country.
Route Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: August 2000
Well, what to say, either very exciting or very boring depending on how much snow and ice you've climbed. Didn't go over summit, descended next valley over, which puts you about 4 miles back over in toulomne, a long walk back to tioga lake, go over the summit!!!!
Route Climbed: North-South traverse Date Climbed: Aug 8, 1993
From the trailhead at the entrance station, up to Mt. Dana, down the southeast side (unexpected snowfield there!), up Mt. Gibbs, then down to Parker Pass and out along the trail. Excellent half-day adventure. Trip Report
Route Climbed: Glacier Canyon (ascent) & West Slope (descent) Date Climbed: September 11, 1999
I had intended to take the standard use trail up the West Slope, however, I had mistakenly thought this started from Tioga Lake instead of the entrance station. After realizing my mistake, I decided to head up the Glacier Canyon Trail anyway and was lucky enough to find an easy class 2 variation to the summit. The meadow just below Dana Lake and the hike up Glacier Canyon are a great alternative to the standard use trail. The view from the summit was also great.
Also unsuccessful attempt on Dana Couloir on June 24, 2001 with Dennis and Lon due to hard ice and having only 1 axe. Tim, also with us, made it up with 2 axes and front pointing in the couloir. Tim came down the Glacier Canyon route.