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Lake Tahoe Backcountry Huts

I recently fled Southern California and am now living in the Reno area and am eager to explore the mountains near here.

This winter, I intend to check out the Sierra Club's Lake Tahoe Backcountry Huts. The website has lot of information, but does anyone have any other suggestions or experiences or proposed itineraries for hut to hut snowshoe or ski trips? I'd love to hear some ideas.
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Peak suggestions (12k/13k) for this weekend?

Hi

I'm thinking of doing a backpacking trip from SF to the Sierras and maybe do a peak over the weekend. Any suggestions? Thinking of doing something similar to Conness, Matterhorn or Abbot (short enough to be comfortable for a weekend and backpacking options fairly near a trailhead)?

Thanks!
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4 Night Backpack Trip, Southern Sierra, Mid-Oct

Suggestions? Looking at Golden Trout. Thinking staying below 8-9k is good idea based on potential for weather.
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Whaleback--Jonah's Joy Blowhole Route

A fun route, easy approach, and major hailstorm--
Story Album: https://goo.gl/photos/gopiSNiBAR5c62ru9
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Mount Ritter Conditions?

I was wondering if anyone has been up the SE Glacier route on Ritter lately and if so was curious what the snow/ice conditions are. I'm headed up there next week and was thinking about leaving the crampons at home since its late in the season. Thoughts?
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Middle Pallisade

Hello,

I just went to Middle Palisade last week. I failed to summit. I was looking for some advice.

We hiked up the South Fork of Big Pine Creek. After passing the turnoff to Willow Lake, we passed the small pond: then used our GPS to orient us in the direction of Finger lake. This was the climb over the big, nasty rock pile. We walked along the left shore of Finger Lake, then up ...
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Olancha from Sage Flat?

Just wondering if anyone has done this recently? What kind of shape is the trail in? Easy to follow? Temps look pretty mild for Saturday, so I'm considering it as an option. Got turned around years ago because of thunderstorms and still have to go back to tag the peak.
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