Hmmmm, nice 3 day weekend and no one has anything interesting to report?
Wellllll, Dave and I set out on Friday evening up the 395, sacked out in the truck in Onion Valley and tagged Mt Gould and Dragon Peak on Saturday. Could have sworn I heard hail on the roof early morning. Very low hanging clouds rolled through our way and animated the sky for us during our 12 hour loop. DAMN that BS from Golden Trout Lake! Good thing we only used it as the descent path, Kearsarge Pass Trail is soooo much more pleasant and painfree! YUK
Apres climb pizza in Bishop, then off to TM for some Echo Peak action.
Ranger Rita was on the prowl, so we got "kicked" out of TM and ramboed a sleeping spot in front of a poop house outside the park. On the trail to peaks by 0800 and my feet were still frozen an hour later. Saturday pretty much took the wind out of my sails and Dave had a gorgeous blister, and the wind really never stopped raging so Echo Peak didn't offer too much excitement for me. Yea, OK I climbed a few of them.
Drove back down to Independence that afternoon and crashed at North Lake by the pack station for the night; watched the sun rise on Mt Lamarck, then headed home stinky and sore Monday.
I'd say that pretty much filled up a 3 day weekend properly!