Cramponed up the northwest slopes, then skied down to Dana Couloir. Great descent down the couloir, then over to the Plateau for an even better descent of Ellery Bowl. Hitchhiked back to the pass.
In September, 1978. From Tioga Lake up Glacier Canyon and then Dana Plateau via craggy highpoint and then a traverse of Dana summit back to car. Climbed again on 7/23/88 from Mono TH.
Lots of boulder hopping. Fun:)
My fist 13k peak! Easier than I thought it would be (except for the altitude headache). Still plenty of snow and crampons were a requirement until late morning. I drove from Sacramento, climbed it, and drove all the way back in a single day and vowed never to do that again ;)
Climb the Dana Couloir with my friend westhegimp. Good intro to alpine ice.
1st 13k peak way back in in 2003. Pics from that trip are here
And a loop Dana/Gibbs traverse in 2004. Pics here.
Wife and I did the walk. Discussed giardia with nice folks on top.
Sketchy weather the night before and morning of. We got off the summit before thunder set in. A warm night with soft snow up the couloir, so we short-roped it without belays. Great introduction to steeper snow climbing and standard, awesome panoramic views from the top. Icy conditions would have made the couloir climb harder/slower.
Talked for many year to climb this Mountain...my wife and I decided to give it a try. What a thrill.
High winds and a big weather front was moving in. Post-holed most of the way up, about 18 inches of snow. Very rewarding. though!! Had plans to traverse to Gibbs and camp but with the storm blowing in, I got down and then outa' town. I here the views are great but with so much cloud cover, didn't get the full affect. But because of the weather, it was interesting up there.
Beautiful hike on a beautiful day......got some good pictures. Hit the Mobil on the way out in Lee Vining.
Took two hours to summit on a beautiful September morning.
Met seven people at the summit. Great views!
Arrived in Toulumne late Friday night from Chicago. Hiked up Mount Dana Saturday afternoon from the park entrance at Tioga pass on day 1 of a 7 day trip. The wildflowers along the trail were unbelieveable! Perhaps the best I've seen.
Cruised over to Gibbs after making the summit from Tioga Pass. Fun dayhike with amazing views.
Spent 2:20 to the top. Summited Gibbs same day.
Descended southeasterly to the saddle between Mount Gibbs, but ran short on time so we abandoned 2nd peak bag attempt and followed the drainage West and Northwest cross country to Dana Meadows. Long and satisfying day!
Nice hike, a bit over 2 hrs to the top. Left early so we had the summit to our selves for over an hour. Saw lots of folks on the way down.
Beautiful day on Mt. Dana...spectacular views from the summit! Fun times glissading down from the summit near the coulour. Ended up losing my digital camera in the process!
Up and down from the Dana/Gibbs saddle on the way out of an overnight trip, after hiking Kiop and Kuna the day before, and Gibbs in the morning.