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Lassen Peak?

Anyone know the current conditions on Lassen Peak? I've heard it's a good beginner volcano, but don't know what the conditions are usually like this time of year. Thanks!
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Reds Meadow Parking

I haven't been to Reds Meadow in quite some time. I would like to start a dayhike on the JMT south at around 5AM, long before the shuttles. Is there anywhere I can make this happen? I was wondering if the TH information on this site is still accurate? It says you can park "near the ranger cabin." Anyone know? Thanks.
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Mt Agassiz vs Long Pine Peak


I am not a technical climber. I only hike. I did Long Pine peak before and I am thinking to hike the Mt Agassiz from Bishop Pass. I know it is class 2 or 3. Can someone tell me comparing to Long Pine peak, how challenging Mt Agassiz is?

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Easy 1st Time Backpacking Trip with Kids

Hi -

I am looking for a relatively easy backpacking trip that can be done with kids. Things I'm trying to find:

1. Something for a large group. We're doing it with other families, so with kids included, our group is 6 adults and 11 kids.
2. Something no further than a 4 hour drive from where we live (Tehachapi).
3. Something that can be done in 3 days.

I've spent way too much time ...
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Conditions on Split Mountain or Middle Palisade

Does anyone have any details on the recent conditions at Split Mountain or Middle Palisade? Was thinking of doing them this weekend, so any info would be useful.
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Temple Craig conditions?

Was thinking of climbing it on July 4th weekend, but was wondering what are conditions at the moment? Judging by other peaks (bear creek spire), seems like there is still tons of snow?
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Bear Creek Spire - Conditions?

looking for recent BETA and conditions on the approach to Bear Creek Spire? Is there a lot of snow in Little Lakes Valley? Specifically, once you head to Gem and Dade Lakes and up to the base of the climb?

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Herb Laeger kern river climbing guide



This nice guide includes complete coverage of two climbing spots just north of Kernville, CA. These are excellent winter areas. Both are granite.

Kern slabs offers quality lower angle climbs from 5.7 - 5.12, with many routes in the 5.9 / 5.10 range.

New Directions Cliff has a great variety of climbing from slabs to traditional cracks to steep bolted sport climbs. Grades from 5.8 - 5.12 are well ...
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Mount Eddy snow conditions?

Does anyone know if Mount Eddy is still snow covered? I am planning a trip June 25-26
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In case anyone cares, here were the conditions in the Mammoth Lakes back country over the last couple of days:
Needless to say, no mosquitoes.
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