Piece o' cake. Saw bolts for climbing in some odd places...
Meet many hiker's doing the PCT
We decided to break in new snow shoes and gear we were going to use on future hikes. Gorgeous hike and views...was a lot of fun on snow shoes. Weather was good, brilliant sunshine and a great workout to boot. This is one of my favorite hikes so far. My husband and I have been to this one quite a few times.
Nice walk up in cold temps with the whole family. no snow really to speak of yet.
Always a fun hike. PCT top, winter route down. Great snow conditions.
Crampons to start , post holing to finish. Great day!
Climbed as part of SIG II training w/ SMG
up from the snowshed wall
Enjoyable traverse of Donner/Judah/Lincoln. Sort of made our own trail up Donner then hooked up with the PCT. Trip report is HERE
Found a little steep and exposed slope on the north face for some fun.
Ascented the north face with a group of 12 climber from Sierra Mountaineering Group.
Fun steep stuff
Snow a plenty. Determined to see the summit without snowshoes on the approach. At times would have stretches of 20-30 yards of stepping into post holes, many past the knees, one fun-filled step at a time. But the top is glorious. I've loved this neck of the woods all my life, having learned to ski at neighboring Sugar Bowl.
I climbed Donner Peak with Mount Judah in a great half-day of skiing. Good snow! Check out my trip report:
The summit area is pretty complex, and it took me a while to find the actual summit.
Took a really steep way up. I don't recommend it!
First of four peaks that day.
Climbed this one with a small group from SMG. Started at the base of the NW ridge and climbed over the snowshed tunnel. Picked a route and had a fun day on mixed snow, rock, and ice.
Climbed 5 peaks this day. Ran across a survey marker at the top and did not disturb it, so that I would not get the $50 fine in 1939 dollars!