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tarolMade it to the top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006


Wow, what a great peak to climb! I climbed this peak with my friends Duane, Andy, Cheryl, and 4wheelbob who hikes in a wheelchair and is attempting White Mountain Peak for the 4th time. Not sure if he made it to the top since I had to come back earlier than the rest. But when I left him he had made it further than he had before. The view from the top was obscured by haze - lots of smoke coming up from fires down south. But the hike was a good one and very rewarding. I grew up in Bishop and always loved the view looking up to the peak and now I can say I've looked down from it as well.
Posted Sep 11, 2006 1:46 pm

boisedocPleasant walk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1995


Other than a bit of altitude sickness sleeping at 12000 feet, pretty uneventful.
Posted Sep 11, 2006 5:35 am

eggheadsherpaRoute Climbed: Barcroft gate trailhead
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2006


It felt so wrong summiting this on the day the Barcroft gate was open...but I'm still counting this one. Super easy hike with some nice views of the Palisades.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 4:31 am

Travis_Quick and Fast Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006


Lead a hike up with outdoorsclub.org. Made it to the summit in 2 hrs and 40 minutes. First 14'er. Hung out at the top for a long time, cold and beautiful. Great views, easy 14'er but well worth it.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 3:10 am

b_bettsHazy Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2006


Good weather, though the nice views were obscured by a lot of haze.
Posted Aug 22, 2006 6:32 am

BranchWhitneyGreat Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006
Great views and interesting landscape. Perfect day - no wind and plenty of sunshine.
Posted Aug 22, 2006 2:34 am

Peak BaguetteScary drive to Trailhead!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

Peak Baguette

My little Prius still looks ultra-tough covered with evidence of my backroads excursion to the trailhead. My first 14er! :)
Posted Aug 19, 2006 4:29 am

coastclimberperfect weather,great climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006


Stayed Friday night and Grandview and Saturday night at the trailhead. Got started at 5:30am after a miserable and cold night in the car. Warmed up a bit after sunrise, and turned into a beautiful day. Took it nice and slow with a couple of stops for breakfast/hydration, summited around 10am, took in the breathtaking view for a while, and made a quick run back to the car. All around a great experience!
Posted Aug 16, 2006 7:40 pm

ckerthNice View  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006


Climbed the day after Langley. Worked well for acclimating. The views from the top (and along the way) made the trip well worth it.
Posted Aug 16, 2006 4:59 am

SusanMLong Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006


My eight year old son made the summit with our group. It was crowded at the summit today.
Posted Aug 14, 2006 10:59 am

kngalaricFantastic  Sucess!


What a great peak! Easy too, the driving is the longest part.
Posted Aug 9, 2006 1:46 am

rasgoatgreat views of the sierras!  Sucess!


nice drive to trailhead. bristlecone pines are awesome and as old as the pyramids! (in egypt) can see many of the other fourteeners on a clear day from summit. sort of a boring hike though
Posted Aug 6, 2006 10:27 pm

derekp62The Sparks were Flying!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2006


With Thunderheads popping up and down the valley we weren't sure we'd have an opportunity to summit during our mid-week hike. We watched a rain storm pass the peak in the early AM and then had clear skys so we continued to the peak. With sun on the peak we noticed the clouds getting darker on the saddle we were going to have to cross to get back. Spent a worrying last 20min. in a hail and lighnting storm. Luckily, the lightning was more than a few miles away. Still closer than I would have liked. Had a nice chat with Roger and Al at the Barcroft Station while we waited out the lightning! Nice bunch of folks! The lightning stopped us on Mt. Langley two days later! :-(
Posted Jul 26, 2006 10:13 pm

Bill Kishearly season trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2001

Bill Kish

Camped at 11,000 feet after driving up via the exciting Silver Canyon 4WD route. The lingering snow made for a long day, but Mark managed to afterwards fly us safely and quickly back to SJC in his fast Mooney.
Posted Jul 26, 2006 6:41 am

pilot4lifeFollowed the yellow brick road...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2006


Aside from the miserable drive, a flat tire, and sharing the mountain with more than 20 Marines in training, the climb the next morning was quick and somewhat enjoyable. The hike back seems to take forever. Made it up in 3:30, with half of the Marines passing us on the way up. A good conditioning hike, but with that drive, I doubt I'll ever return.
Posted Jul 22, 2006 6:26 pm

johnmRoute Climbed: Barcroft gate trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006


An early start means plenty of Marmot sightings on the way up. Hiked this one with my brother. Still a little snow near the summit. The Sierra still has plenty of north facing snow but the view was hazy. Might have been smoke blown up from the San Bernardino fires.
Posted Jul 16, 2006 5:20 am

dpatmalloyTrek from Bishop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2006


My girlfriend and I left Bishop on June 9th and walked through the White Mountains, reaching the summit six days later. We had planned to continue North to Boundary Peak and Nevada, but 50 mph winds and springs covered by snowfields turned us around. Go trek through the White Mountains - Sagehen Flat, Blanco Mountain, Cottonwood Basin and Tres Plumas Flat are all beautiful, unspoiled places!
Posted Jul 15, 2006 10:06 pm

catullussecond 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006


Summitted with two friends. Camped at the trailhead. Summitted on Saturday morning. Explored the bristlecone pine forest a bit in the afternoon.
Posted Jul 11, 2006 4:18 pm

FelsbergWhite Mtn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006


A nice walk with great views, easy and fun. PICS
Posted Jul 5, 2006 9:08 pm

thedusNice afternoon stroll  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006


Robin and I got our usual Alpine Start™, leaving Bishop at 10 after a leisurely breakfast. There were a ton of cars in the parking area, and we saw most of those people coming down on our way up (I suspect that the majority really did get an alpine start). We summitted uneventfully, passed a few moments up there, then headed back to the car and home to Bishop for pizza and beer.
Posted Jul 3, 2006 1:49 pm

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