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Mt. Whitney Trail Thanksgiving Week

Hey, me and some buds are gonna try going up Whitney Thanksgiving Week, providing the weather isn't nuts. Obviously if the weather conditions are horrendous, I will call it off. We have intermediate snow/ice experience, having done Rainier and Baker this last summer. Any suggestions on whether pro is needed after Trail Camp? Thanks.
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V0 - V3 Classics in Bishop + Looking for V4 suggestions

http://www.shedreamsofalpine.com/blog/2017/10/9/10-of-my-favorite-bouldering-problems-in-bishop-california-for-the-beginner-boulderer

I'm getting excited about Bishop Season again this year. Just went on my first trip of the 2017 season last weekend to work Solarium (V4), one of my projects. Anyways, just wanted to share a few of my favorite V0-V3 bouldering problems in Bishop, all challenging in their own right.

I'm hoping to break the Bishop V4 range this season. Does anyone have suggestions of good/classic or favorite V4/V5 problems, besides Solarium ...
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Longest Recorded Alpine Ridge Traverse

A new report, Convoluted Bliss, is up on https://peaksforfreaks.blogspot.com. Eight days of scrambling, climbing, and hiking in the high country of Yosemite resulted in successful completion of the longest recorded alpine ridge traverse in the United States. An in depth report on a traverse of the peaks encircling the Merced River drainage (Cathedral Range, Isberg Divide, and Clark Range) is posted by Eric Su here: https://peaksforfreaks.blogspot.com/2017/08/convoluted-bliss.html

This distance felt about ideal by the end given ...
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Mt. Johnson/Treasure Col--how much snow?

We're headed to Treasure Lakes (the ones near South Lake) this weekend, and would appreciate any info about how much snow is lingering (or fresh fallen) below Mt. Johnson, particularly in Treasure Col. Thanks!
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Sierra Couloir report

as of Sep 19:
North couloir of Humphreys: melted out at the bottom and another melted out section higher up. Did not look worth doing.
Checkered Demon: melted out
Kindergaten Chute: Looked like continuous snow
North couloir of Gilbert: Two very short melted out section (middle and top), but overall in a great shape. Mostly hard neve, with two short sections of ice.

I don't know how to insert pictures, if you want to see ...
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Whitney MR

Anyone been up the Whitney Mountaineer's Route lately? I'm planning on heading up next week and was wondering what gear might still be necessary as far as boot type/crampons/etc. I feel like wearing my Mont Blancs might be overkill. Thanks!
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gardiner basin from west

anyone have info on heading east up basin after descending gardiner pass, to access gardiner basin from what looks on map/sat to be a viable pass just nw of mt gardiner ?
many thanks !
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Bishop Pass

I've got a permit to go over Bishop Pass in a week or so. Anybody have a snow report? Also, how easy is it to ford the Middle Fork of the Kings down in LeConte Canyon?
Thanks
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