Well I didn't make it to San Joaquin, but I survived so that is success to me. Turn-around point was peak just southeast of Two Teats. My altimeter said 10,800'. It was a beautiful day to solo ski tour somewhere I had never been. Snow conditions were less than desirable due to very hard breakable crust and "waves." I enjoyed the skin, hike, climb, ski and fall immensely.
Hiked from Minaret Vista Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2011
Hiked from Minaret Vista to Deadman Summit and then took the use trail to Two Teats and San Joaquin Mountain. Had champagne with a Sierra Club group on the return! Nice little buzz for the final leg back to Minaret Vista.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."