Mount Dana Climber's Log

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Chandra

Chandra - Dec 29, 2017 10:57 am Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2017

Trail from Tioga Pass  Sucess!

We were almost alone on our way from Tioga Pass to the summit of the northernmost 13er of the Sierra. The views from the top on this fabulous autumn day were/are unforgettable.

dgkirk

dgkirk - Dec 25, 2017 1:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2017

Just enough snow  Sucess!

Took a friend up to Glacier Canyon and over to the Northwest Ridge. Thanks to the record snow pack, there was enough snow to give her a taste of climbing with crampons and ice axe. Saw a couple boarders headed for Dana Coulier. Not bad for mid-July.

wdimpfl

wdimpfl - Dec 23, 2017 3:01 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1972

And Mt. Gibbs  Sucess!

Date uncertain. Louis Reichardt and I Drove to Tuolumne Meadows to do some rock and Mountain climbing in the high country. We started from Highway 120 and headed cross country for the summit of Mt. Dana. We continued straight over to the summit of Mt. Gibbs before hiking cross country back to the car. The climbing was uninteresting except for some scree running in descending Mt Gibbs.

Liberator16 - Jul 31, 2017 10:14 am Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2015

Day Hike  Sucess!

Drove up to Tioga Pass from the Bay Area and summited Mt. Dana by about 3PM. Tried to go down the east face towards Mt Gibbs. but ran out of daylight, ended up bushwhacking back to Tioga.

naura - Jul 9, 2017 9:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2017

short and sweet  Sucess!

Couple decent sized (but avoidable) snowfields up high, which made for fun on the descent. Very hazy. Still lots of snow on north and east aspects. The glacier lakes are still melting. Saw three snowboarders hiking to Dana couloir... not bad for mid-July!

climber46

climber46 - Oct 24, 2016 7:14 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2008

Mt. Dana  Sucess!

Climbed Mt. Dana via standard route with my wife and a friend. It was a great hike with great scenery. Mt. Conness looks like an Octopus from this vantage point.

jdmorehouse

jdmorehouse - Aug 8, 2016 2:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2016

First of Three  Sucess!

First Dana, then Peak 12,565', then Gibbs.

Clubbox42

Clubbox42 - Aug 1, 2016 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2016

First 13er  Sucess!

Hiked this beast with my father and uncle on the way to a family reunion in Big Trees since we were in the neighborhood. Started later than we wanted, but that wasn't a huge issue for this hike, since the altitude staves off the heat; basically, enter via Tioga Pass, then park immediately to your left or right. The TH is on the left side of the street, by a stand of large trees; follow the scenic trail past some beautiful lakes, then, after a bit, it steepens up out of the trees, then through some pretty meadows.Out above timberline it becomes rockier and rockier, but some nice switchbacks make the going still fairly easy, until you come to a nearly flat expanse with a wind shelter, massive cairn, and your first views of the objective since the TH. Views really start to open up here, and the rest of the route--along with beautiful views behind you--are visible from here. Basically follow the use trail as it continues up the side of the mountain, quickly becoming very, very steep and rocky; if you lose your way, just follow the giant cairns up the talus. There was still a bit of snow when we were there, but not much, anyways we at last reached the summit, with spectacular views in all directions: to Lake Mono and the White Mountains in the East, to Mount Warren and company in the North, to Mount Conness and North Peak in the NW, to Tuolumne Meadows in the West, to the Cathedral Range in the SW, and to Mounts Lyell and Maclure and who knows what else to the South. I located 2 USGS BMs on that peak--one looking very battered indeed--then, after a bit, we retraced our route, which is really not very fun, meeting up with our family in the lakes. I highly recommend this peak, for its spectacular views, high elevation, high prominence....the list of accolades to this peak goes on and on. My first CA peak, a very highly recommended--if difficult--mountain.

Romain

Romain - Jul 15, 2016 1:56 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2012

W. Slopes  Sucess!

With J. Nickelsburg. Nice hike.

bscott

bscott - Jul 4, 2016 10:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2016

sloppy snow  Sucess!

terrible conditions, still made the summit. great views.

rocketsredglare

rocketsredglare - Jun 27, 2016 9:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2016

Quick day hike on epic day  Sucess!

Climbed Saturday with a good buddy and he dominated it and I wasn't far behind. Straight up and not a lot of rest but a quick summit with some bumpy glissading on the way down. Jumped in Tenaya after and then climbed Gold Mind at Ellery Dam crag before a burger at Tioga Pass Lodge. Deadly missile of mountain perfection, a day that will be measured against all others.

sierramtngoat

sierramtngoat - Jun 27, 2016 8:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2016

Dog Route

Still lots of snow in Yosemite! A very accessible 13'er from Tioga Pass, though not a huge fan of the trail.

Route Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: 7/9/2005 Sucess!
Climbed with balajisv. Bergschrund is just opening, about 10 ft. long. We brought rope and pro but didn't need it as there wasn't any ice exposed in the gully.

Route Climbed: Glacier Canyon/North Face Date Climbed: 2003? Sucess!
Climbed with Anna on her quest to conquer Dana. We decided to not be a tourist and do a variation starting in Glacier Canyon. We descended the normal route.

DukeJH

DukeJH - Jun 6, 2016 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2016

Sloppy Snow Conditions  Sucess!

Late start after driving up from LA. Warm and sunny day with soft snow conditions. Postholing knee to hip deep so we tried to keep to the rocks.

fatdad

fatdad - Apr 9, 2016 11:24 pm

Third Pillar and trail  Sucess!

One of my favorite peaks. Climbed it probably 4 or 5 times now.

bechtt

bechtt - Jun 29, 2015 7:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2015

Trail  Sucess!

Traversed to Gibbs afterward.

jkantoline

jkantoline - Jun 23, 2015 1:59 am

Incredible!  Sucess!

I have climbed this mountain twice...once with a climbing partner and once with my husband in May 2012 in preparation for Mount Shasta (testing elevation)

Each time it was incredibly rough...short hike with elevation gains to take your breath away. It stands as my favorite mountain to date.

ktoyama - Dec 15, 2014 7:46 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2014

Great view of Mono Lake  Sucess!

Views hiking up the mountain is not that spectacular, but my jaw dropped once I was at the peak with the view of Mono lake.

charitydominic

charitydominic - Oct 30, 2014 7:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2006

Great dayhike. Addictive  Sucess!

As part of a solo throughike of the Tuolomne region, I stopped here for a farewell hike before leaving. I recommend picking up a hot cuppa joe at the Saddlebag Lake lodge. If you can enter fast enoughit will till be hot for most of your hike up. The route is pretty obvious and its a lovel walk up the back and then presto the view from the peak sweeps out before you.

Dalian

Dalian - Oct 9, 2014 9:38 pm

That beautiful lake

All I can remember about this mountain is the view of the Mono Lake and the rocky top. Done in 2005 or 2006

Diesel

Diesel - Jul 17, 2014 12:29 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2013

Windy but Sunny   Sucess!

I hiked Mt Dana to acclimatize for my Mt Whitney hike. Very nice and accessible hike. I wish I had the time to travers to Mt Gibbs, but I didn't. 3 miles to summit, 5 hours roundtrip.

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