Shot down on Desert Creek Peak, but Black Mountain was a nice consolation.. 2hrs up/down from Conney Lake. Silent prayer for all on the summit. On to Peeler Pillar and views from Mule Pass.. Good Stuff!
Ridge traverse with Eric Su and Mason.
Skinned/climbed the NE bowl, hit the summit then skied some dreamy corn back down to Red Lake. Good stuff!
I climbed Mt. Olsen first, and then continued along the ridge to climb South Peak and finally Black Mountain.
Nice loop from Virgina Lakes. Up South Peak, then West along the ridge and up to Black Mountain. Returned via the NE Ridge.
Part of a CA peak-bagging tour.
Last peak in a Olsen/South/Black loop
Very easy traverse over from South Peak.
Descended the NE slope to the Cooney Lake outlet.
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With Mount Olsen and South Peak. Easy hike from South Peak. Descended down a loose scree slope heading back towards the Virginia Lakes trailhead. Made for a very easy descent.
From Virginia Lakes
An easy, enjoyable day with Mike Larkin traversing from Olsen to Black Mtn. Trip Report
Traversed Olsen->South->Black as a loop with Bob. Good views, better than I was expecting.
Did a little class 3 scrambling up after hiking down from Excelsior. From the summit, traversed over to South Peak.
This was the final day of ten I spent in the Eastern Sierra... a pretty weak effort, but I was pretty tired by that point, had had enough of the snow, and was ready to head home. Good views of Whorl, Matterhorn, and Conness.
Climbed after eating 51 ounces of tacos the night before. No problems with energy. Descended via the steep snow bowl above Red Lake.
Traversed from Diamond peak. Snow softened up in the afternoon and the fun subsided.
Ski descent. Climbed the bowl above Red Lake, and traversed over on the Southeast Ridge.
Snowboard descent. Climbed the East face/Northeast Ridge.
Came up from Bridgeport after work, cruised up South Peak and continued along the ridge to Black Mountain, and descended the Northeast Ridge to arrive back at the car just before dark.
7/14/2011 Same again
8/14/2011 Same again
8/16/2011 Same again, after work
This was a sweet scramble one morning from our camp on cooney lake. The views were awesome we saw the sunrise.