Dayhike from Taboose pass. Much less of a slog than anticipated.
With Steve and Charles, camped in a dry patch below lake 11,840 ft+. The south chute had frozen snow, so it was up the slope left of it. Beautiful day after a cold windy night! Pictures here.
Sleeping at 11,500 at Taboose was great. Going at a blistering fast pace because your leaders are ultra marathoners... not so great. Heehee. It was fun, I was sore for 3 days afterwards.. Loved it!
A long training hike/talus slog rewarded with tremendous views of this part of the range. Overnighted near the pass with a full moon.
Dayhiked up from below Red Lake Trailhead on snowshoes the entire way. Fantastic views on both sides of ridge. One of my favorites.
I skipped Norman Clyde Peak during the '03 Sierra Challenge (I judged it likely to be too spicy for me at the time), so I substituted this one instead. Dayhike out of Taboose Pass TH (followed by a dayhike of Mt. Tyndall the next day for good measure). Not a particularly good climb, but it had some nice views.
A spectacular but trying climb up the direct East ridge from the Taboose Pass Trail. Lots of sage brush, lots of sand, and even more snow. But what a wonderful summit day. Trip Report here
Eric J Lee