Mount Dana Climber's Log

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Gene - Aug 31, 2006 9:22 pm

Emotional  Sucess!

On a random day about six weeks after Mom died, I left Modesto at 6 in the morning, reached Tioga Pass at a little before 10, and was on top of Mt. Dana before 1 pm. The reason I chose Dana was because Mono Lake was one of Mom's favorite places. She loved to watch the light change, and feel the clouds and shadows creep across the lake. The view of Mono Lake from Dana is sublime. The wind was howling that day, the cloud ceiling to the west was about 12K feet and a few snow flakes fell. I was physically cooked on top. I can't explain the peace, contentment, total relaxation and state of bliss I felt as I let myself finally emotionally unwind on top and on the walk down.

Rockman

Rockman - Aug 29, 2006 4:52 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006

Nice  Sucess!

Sweet view.

mgp5000

mgp5000 - Aug 28, 2006 3:07 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006

Standard Route - From Tioga Pass  Sucess!

Tough little hike, but the views make it all worth it.

kngalaric

kngalaric - Aug 9, 2006 1:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2006

One of the best summit 360's in the world  Sucess!

3 out of five times I've been successful. Twice turned back due to weather, and almost got turned around this time. Fun, fun, fun.

dabender

dabender - Jul 26, 2006 6:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2006

Dana Couloir  Sucess!

Soft snow all the way up which may be a little unusual this late in July. With the big heat wave it was nearly 80 degrees at Tioga Pass. Still, it was great to get away for a few hours from 112 degrees in the East Bay!

Kerstin

Kerstin - Jun 28, 2006 2:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 1986

from Tioga Pass  Sucess!

I loved the view of Mono Lake from the summit!

lakenyon - May 14, 2006 11:04 pm

from Tioga Pass  Sucess!

08/2005: went up from Tioga Pass, descended via headwaters of Dana Fork. I loved the Polemonium.

rangermatt

rangermatt - May 3, 2006 10:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2005

Beautiful morning  Sucess!

Took a couple hours from the Tioga entrance station - beautiful wildflowers! Wasn't as difficult as I imagined it to be; it's just an "advanced" hike. It's got to have one of the top "payoff to effort" ratios in Yosemite.

nayrb

nayrb - Apr 11, 2006 2:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2003

Great view of Mono Lake ...  Sucess!

Climbed to the summit w/ my wife - pretty much a scramble in the summer. Spent only a few minutes at the summit ... had a storm roll in on us on the way down. GREAT views of Mono Lake to the East. Saw tons of marmots! Great summit - a must to climb!

Matt Worster

Matt Worster - Mar 30, 2006 3:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2003

Dana and Gibbs  Sucess!

My first (gasp) off trail experience. I was totally overprepared, if there is such a thing, but I used it to practice compass and map skills and match them up with what I could see. Overall, a fun solo trip.

fieldbio

fieldbio - Mar 24, 2006 11:07 pm

Date: July 2004

Nice and easy. But I got caught in a random thunderstorm at the top !

SummitJunkie

SummitJunkie - Mar 7, 2006 2:10 am Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2005

Route Climbed: Standard Route  Sucess!

Awsome climb to my first 13k peak. Views are unbeliveable!!

mountainmatt

mountainmatt - Jan 9, 2006 3:43 pm

Route Climbed: NW & West Slope Date Climbed: Fall 04  Sucess!

A great walk up for the "roadies."

SawtoothSean

SawtoothSean - Jan 4, 2006 8:47 pm

Route Climbed: NW Slopes Date Climbed: August 14, 1998  Sucess!

Easy access from the Meadows- amazing scramble with superb views and lots of elevation

mattnoland

mattnoland - Dec 3, 2005 11:58 am

Route Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: 21 November 2005  Sucess!

With my friend Jonathan...we reached the summit at around 1:45 PM after starting from the car (on the road at the pullout by the lake) around 5:15 AM. I took it slow as I live at sea level in San Diego. Niether of us had any problems though. We climbed with two ice tools on a mix of solid ice and hard snow. We didn't use a rope but each climbed with a screw to place in case we got tired. We didn't need them as the climb was pretty easy. Warmer than we expected on top and no wind..all I ever wore was a fleece...and we lounged around the summit for about 20 minutes before slogging down the slope to the car, which we reached around 3:30 PM to finish out the long day.

dshoshone

dshoshone - Nov 10, 2005 6:45 pm

Route Climbed: 'Standard route Date Climbed: Sept 2002  Sucess!

Climbed Dana three times

rocketsredglare

rocketsredglare - Oct 26, 2005 8:15 pm

Route Climbed: Third Pillar Date Climbed: Sept 2001  Sucess!

My first Alpine ascent with three friends. The 4th class down climb is way tedious but worth it to get to some sweet climbing!

tdoughty

tdoughty - Oct 16, 2005 12:56 pm

Route Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: several  Sucess!

Done the route in different conditions, liked the ice best (solo)

ClimbingJunkie

ClimbingJunkie - Oct 15, 2005 1:55 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: October 15, 2005  Sucess!

Awsome climb to my first 13k peak. Views are unbeliveable!!

Scott Pierce

Scott Pierce - Oct 14, 2005 10:59 pm

Route Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2005  Sucess!

With Alfred. A great day in the mountains, with massive cold gusts blasting their way uphill, while we toiled in the couloir.

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