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High Sierras Ice Conditions

Hello all,

I'm thinking of climbing Mt. Mendel via either the Right Couloir or Ice Nine at the end of the month or the beginning of June. Does anyone have any information about conditions on either of these two routes?

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Court Rules Against So Cal Adventure Passes

For the 2nd time in two years a Federal judge has ruled that the NF's have exceeded the REA by charging folks to park/access NF's where there are no developed facilities and/or real Federal investment.

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Tuolumne Conditions?

anyone been up last weekend/this week? Any word on how much snow is left on the ground?
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Freel Peak/Job/job sister conditions....

Hello out there, i am planning on doing a loop up to Job Peak, then over to Job's sister and on to Freel peak and back down on Saturday. I was just wondering of anyone has been up in that area recently, and wanted to know exactly what the snow conditions might be. i expect some snow, but how deep? i do have snow shoes and microspikes but do not have any crampons. I have ...
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McGee Creek ?

Any first hand or second hand or educated guess hand knowledge of current conditions up to Big McGee Lake or McGee Pass ?

Much appreciated.
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Split Mountain East couloir

Hi all, has anyone been up there recently? What do conditions look like? Hoping to score some ice there in a couple of weeks.

Never even approached Split. Some report that the East (central) couloir melts out pretty fast and that the water ice rarely forms. Then again it's been pretty cool lately and we scored great ice in the Clyde Couloir on Jun2, 2012 after a dry season and a small cold spell: ...
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Mt Whitney permit?

I received my lottery rejection notice for Whitney permit (main trail) climb on August 22. I am thinking of walking into Lone Pine office day before and see if a permit is available. Curious if folks have had much luck acquiring permit in this way.
Thanks for any comments,
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Onion Valley to Kearsarge Pass - Bullfrog - Rae Lakes Loop

Looking for first hand reports on conditions Onion Valley trailhead to Kearsarge Pass - Bullfrog - Rae Lakes Loop. Staying one night at Grey's Meadow before spending three nights backcountry with 4 dads and 7 boyscouts over Memorial Day weekend. Trying to decide if we need to double up on ground pads and bring snow gear. Lakes ice'd over? trails snowed over? plan on sticking to the trails but most of the boys have never ...
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Eastern Sierra Trailhead access

I want to take a little weekend trip up to the Eastern Sierra. Does anyone have current conditions for vehicle access to Cottonwood lakes, onion valley, the lakes up bishop creek. Are any of these trailheads accessible?
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Verdugo Mtn (CA) via La Tuna Cyn

Will be in SoCal this weekend, and visiting a friend who lives close to Verdugo Mountain.

I was thinking of hiking up the road/trail from the north off of the 210-Freeway. There's a route that starts off of a spur immediately south of the freeway, but I have "been told" that this is a high-crime area.

There's also a possible hike that starts a little farther west from La Tuna Park.

Is the high-crime warning ...
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