Took the opportunity to climb this in a low snow year. Ice on the talus and frigid wind made this less enjoyable than my usual summer climbs. Register had been placed Sept 2010 and already had a couple dozen entries.
Northern Yosemite's high country views are the payoff. North faces of Conness and North Peak seem within touching distance.
Nice easy walk with the dog
Quite a hot day. The mosquitoes were ravenous all the way up to almost 12,000'.
One of my favorite dayhikes. Up in a half day trip from Virginia Lakes, splendid views all around from the summit.
The passes just opened after a heavy el nino. Just did it again June 26, '09.
Nice dayhike from the Virginia Lakes trailhead. After leaving the trail, I had the mountain all to myself. A little cool and windy, but the views were worth it. Didn't find a summit register.
Fun warm-up hike for the 2007 Sierra Challenge. Excellent views. Then traversed the entire ridge to Dunderberg.
Fun half-dayhike from Virginia Lakes. Good views with solid talus the whole way. 1:55 up. Some clouds, but no storm today.
Fun dayhike from Virginia Lakes TH. Weather was great.
No summit register. Maybe the next person up could bring one.
Dayhike from Virginia Lakes TH. Great day, albeit with stiff winds. Summit in 2 hrs, 30 min. Then off to Dunderberg. The views were outstanding!
Climbed this peak with Greg Enright on a search for an overdue day hiker. We summited to check the summit register to see if the missing hiker had signed in, then descended the North Ridge (the subject's reported ascent route). We found the missing hiker, unfortunately deceased, on the east side of the north ridge. She had apparently taken a loooong fall to the glacier/snowfield in the cirque below. We declined the helo ride out, and continued back to the trailhead on foot.
No ice axe, no crampons for the first time this year! At last, a nice class 1 hike on a perfect day. Easy, easy ascent on mostly consolidated scree/talus.
From Elevation Point 11524 to Dunderberg.
Cold, windy, but scenic hike from the Virginia Lakes TH.
Nice fall climb. We didnt see any other people, had perfect weather and some new snow, thigh deep near the peak . It was so clear it seemed like you could see hundreds of miles.
Typical rocky hike, it would be a much better trip in the winter with skis. Good views from Dunderburg to Dana. The Northeast Ridge seemed more like a class 1.
Great ski tour with good spring snow conditions. Lack of acclimatization caused me to use up too much time napping, so I ended up only reaching the northeast ridge.
One big pile of rubble. But nice views. Probably an easier climb from the north, too. Trip Report