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Bob SihlerRoute Climbed: east side Date Climbed: July 15, 2005

Bob Sihler

Afternoon weather cooperated and I went up-- easy way to get to top of Great Basin but welcome after Yosemite. Take care on the road. Any regular car can make it all the way, but I saw an off-road edition Toyota Tacoma with a flat while I drove by (after offering help) in a convertible Mustang. Speed can kill your tires here; not much else can.



Posted Sep 30, 2005 10:56 pm

tpdwrRoute Climbed: South Face Route Date Climbed: August 13,2000  Sucess!

tpdwr

There were several other parties hiking this route the day I was there. Great views from the summit! Best view was sunrise as I drove to the trailhead!!
Posted Sep 27, 2005 12:09 pm

CompletebumRoute Climbed: Dirt Road Date Climbed: September 26, 2005  Sucess!

Completebum

Suffered a bit of a mental fart on this one. I figured this would be a good way to stretch out my legs after biking 200 miles with 29k feet of climbing. Was about 48 and sunny at the gate so I only wore a polypro shirt with leg warmers and light gloves. At the summit it was 27 with 30-40 mph winds. An hour later it started to snow and I had lost most of the feeling in my face. Got back to the car for a rt of ~4h, cranked up the heater and cursed the road for the next 17 miles.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 10:49 am

RickFRoute Climbed: Access Road via the Research Campus Date Climbed: August 21, 2004  Sucess!

RickF

We took Mountain Bikes. The way up consisted of pedal-walk-pedal-walk-fix flat, pedal-walk-walk-walk. We had good weather all day and great views from the top. The descent was a blast!
Posted Sep 19, 2005 5:41 pm

KerstinRoute Climbed: Main Road Date Climbed: July 1999  Sucess!

Kerstin

A beautiful solo hike, with lots of alpine wildflowers. Freezing up top...I felt compelled to climb to the top of the building at the summit. I sat and stared at the great eastern escarpment of the Sierra...
Posted Sep 17, 2005 1:05 pm

sierramtngoatRoute Climbed: White Mountain Road Date Climbed: July 19, 2003  Sucess!

sierramtngoat

Solo hike, after climbing Mt. Morrison. Impressive summit and Marmot/Coyote show.
Posted Sep 12, 2005 4:42 am

rocketsredglareDate Climbed: September 10, 2005  Sucess!

rocketsredglare

Simple, easy 14er. Did it in shorts, down jacket, hat, gloves and trail runners. Got the oddest looks from people because I was in shorts, everyone made a comment. Wind was whipping but an easy up down. My buddy tagged along and got his first 14er so congratulations to him. Had fun but way too long.
Posted Sep 12, 2005 12:11 am

kovarpaRoute Climbed: The road Date Climbed: September 2, 2005  Sucess!

kovarpa

Solely for "completion" purposes - hiked with Vendulka. Due to wildfires, views from the summit were very hazy. But bristlecone pines are awesome!
Posted Sep 8, 2005 8:35 pm

riceRoute Climbed: main trail Date Climbed: september 4, 2005  Sucess!

rice

Got my first 14er on sunday September 4th Breathtaking! Did get to cheat a little. The Brancroft research center was having an open house so the gate was open which led to probably more than average visitors for one day. The bristlecones are awesome too. Plan to return!
Posted Sep 7, 2005 7:14 pm

HackRoute Climbed: Jeep Trail Date Climbed: 9/4/05  Sucess!
Took advantage of open gate day and hiked White Mountain. The view was lousy due to wind blown smoke. Good hike.
Posted Sep 6, 2005 12:14 am

SusanMRoute Climbed: Main Road Date Climbed: August 28, 2005  Sucess!

SusanM

A long road to a very cold and windy summit. The views were impressive, however, the hike itself was tedious.
Posted Aug 28, 2005 11:45 pm

cristindRoute Climbed: Main Road Date Climbed: August 20, 2005  Sucess!
Beautiful hike this last Saturday, and we were so happy to finally make this summit (I had to turn around last time I tried 19 years ago!). Surprisingly busy on the trail (~15 hikers + ~7 bikers). Road to the trailhead was rougher than usual due to a heavy snow year. Trail was almost totally free of snow except for the last saddle before the peak. Perfect weather, no clouds and quite cool (needed gloves & a warm hat). And a wonderful surprise on the way down was the chance to see ~10 bighorn sheep grazing just 25 feet away from us on the side of the trail. Amazing!
Posted Aug 21, 2005 9:31 pm

mdashDate Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!

mdash

Ran most of the way up and all the way back. Cool, windy, some rain, but had a good time!
Posted Aug 13, 2005 9:29 pm

jim donaldRoute Climbed: Road Date Climbed: august 7, 2005  Sucess!
Barcroft open house - first 14'er - great up. Serious lightning and hail all the way back turned the entire route white - could see the sun shining down in Bishop. Looked fine going in but after 20 min on summit, storm developed surprisingly fast. Astounding views of the Sierra.
Posted Aug 12, 2005 7:04 pm

saladRoute Climbed: Road Date Climbed: 8/7/05  Sucess!

salad

Open house day! Mother nature wouldnt let it be a gimmie tho, and pelted us with hail for a solid hour from the summit down. A little sketch with the lightening.
Posted Aug 11, 2005 3:44 pm

bechttRoute Climbed: Road Date Climbed: 6 Aug 05  Sucess!

bechtt

Used the hike (and the night spent at the gate) to acclimate for Sunday's hike in the Sierras. Great views west including the storms brewing over the Sierras but the dirt road getting to the gate sucked (no matter what the vehicle clearance)
Posted Aug 8, 2005 10:57 pm

Brian KaletRoute Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!

Brian Kalet

Threatened by thunderstorms but only got a few raindrops.
Posted Aug 8, 2005 6:03 pm

transplanthikerRoute Climbed: 4x4 road Date Climbed: Aug. 06 2005  Sucess!
My brother (who donated his kidney to me) and myself started at 5:25am from the Barcroft gate. The sunrise was epic. We passed the Barcroft facility at 6:40am. We stayed together until we reached the switchbacks at the base of the mountain. My brother quickly pulled ahead of me and reached the summit exactly three hours after we started. I reached the summit 25 minutes later at 8:50am. I began feeling symptoms of altitude sickness so I signed the register and descended. My brother felt fine the whole way and we arrived back at the gate at noon. I would recommend this hike for the great views. BE SURE TO ACULAMATE BEFORE GOING!!
Posted Aug 7, 2005 7:28 pm

k2linkRoute Climbed: trail from barcroft Date Climbed: August 4, 2005  Sucess!

k2link

After missing the opportunity last summer (due to a sinus/inner ear infection), climbed to the summit this summer. Left Barcroft gate at 3 am, hit the summit around 8:30. It was spectacular hiking under the stars, then watching the sun rise across the Great Basin as I approached the mountain. Ran out of "gas" about 3.5 miles before I got back to my car... dragged my sorry b**t in a little after noon.



To echo some other comments... the road to Barcroft is very difficult for low clearance cars. My Corolla was not happy. The forest service really understates the suitability of the road for "passenger cars." Would recommend high clearance whenever possible!
Posted Aug 5, 2005 10:00 pm

DeanRoute Climbed: 4x4 road Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2005  Sucess!

Dean

Camped at Grandview which makes it a 21 mile drive to the gate. The road beyond the Schulman grove is pretty washboarded for most of the remaining 16 miles and makes one want to be using a rental vehicle instead of mine. Saw a guy just a bit beyond the Schulman grove checking his tires for the drive into Barcroft. What made it interesting was that he was driving a low slung passenger car with those new narrow tires they sell to lower the profile of the car. When I asked him if he knew what lay ahead he let me know that his car had all wheel drive. I wonder what the tow truck bill will be for that guy. Anyway, it is a nice hike and I had a nice day to enjoy the mountain pretty much all to my self. Saw only one other hiker all day. Beautiful mountains and those bristlecone trees are outstanding.
Posted Aug 2, 2005 9:18 pm

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