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Ruth Mountain

Two of us wanted to climb Sefrit on Saturday, but the Ruth Creek crossing was going to be a challenge. We would have been more motivated if the weather had been better. No rain but everything was wet. The clouds were low. So off we went to the more familiar Ruth Mountain. Snow from Hannegan Pass on. Views were very limited, but short opportunities to see Shuksan were good enough. First summit for me this ...
Read more : Ruth Mountain | Views : 43 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Pacific Northwest (WA, OR)


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.
Read more : Reds Meadow Parking | Views : 135 | Replies : 1 | Forum : California


Bear protocol outside of GNP

Hello SPers. I'm going to be starting from East Glacier and hiking west ~150 miles. I know in GNP there are poles or whatever for food in camp. Once i've hit the western border of the park though, i'm not quite sure whether i should be carrying a bear canister or what. I'm used to only carrying it in areas where it's mandatory, but i'm also not used to hiking much in grizzly bear country. ...
Read more : Bear protocol outside of GNP | Views : 169 | Replies : 6 | Forum : Northern Rockies (ID, MT, WY)


Mt Agassiz vs Long Pine Peak

Hi,

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?

Thanks,
Yang
Read more : Mt Agassiz vs Long Pine Peak | Views : 264 | Replies : 4 | Forum : California


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 ...
Read more : Easy 1st Time Backpacking Trip with Kids | Views : 254 | Replies : 5 | Forum : California


Road to TH for Hidden Lake Peaks

Looking for some feedback, as Hidden Lake Peaks is on my to do list for my trip back to the Cascades this August.

Is the road to the trailhead (Sibley Creek?) passable in a standard vehicle? I've read a number of reports - some saying yes standard vehicles can make it and others saying that 4WD or high clearance is needed. I'll be in a rental car, no high clearance, and am not interested in ...
Read more : Road to TH for Hidden Lake Peaks | Views : 149 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Pacific Northwest (WA, OR)


Road conditions Boundary Peak (NV)

I was thinking to do Boundary Peak via Trail Canyon this summer but heard that a few years ago the road got washed out badly. Does anybody have a more recent report, maybe from this or last year? I was there in 2007 and we were able to drive almost all the way to the trailhead in a small 2wd Toyota sedan but apparently things have changed since then. Any beta would be appreciated!
Read more : Road conditions Boundary Peak (NV) | Views : 141 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Southwest (AZ, NM, NV, TX)


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.
Read more : Conditions on Split Mountain or Middle Palisade | Views : 351 | Replies : 4 | Forum : California


Monte Cristo

Any one been into Monte Cristo area? Specifically the East Wilman's Spire?
Road conditions? Still only a log to cross at 1 mile? That's what the reliable Ranger said?
Read more : Monte Cristo | Views : 107 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Pacific Northwest (WA, OR)


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?
Read more : Temple Craig conditions? | Views : 289 | Replies : 5 | Forum : California


 

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