With Dave from Kearsarge Pass. A bi-centennial trip. This was my first '13er'.
Love the hike to the pass!
From Burbank to summit and back in less than 24 hrs. Bivied in the parking log. Up the Kersarge pass trail, then off up the ridge, up over the summit and down the scary dangerous 3rd class into Golden Trout Lake and out that drainage. Solo
A cloudy snow slog after the saddle.
Up the east face and down the north. Great snow!
A 3 time loser of true perspective. Every time I climb this peak the false summit gets me. I still bag the peak but then again who bags what?
super-fun summit block
did it instead of the Keasarge Pinnacles on the '05 SC.
Climbed 3 three times in spring. Nice views.
A late start had me worried but t-storms never really developed. A quick hike from the pass and a fun summit block. The view was amazing on a really clear day.
Sand, sand, and more sand .. the summit block was fun though. Descended (well, plunge-stepped really) to Kearsage Pass. Wind was picking up, but otherwise a beautiful dayhike from Onion Valley.
Nice summit block!
Up the South Ridge from Kearsarge and down via Golden Trout Lake. Nice AM but smoke fills the Owens Valley below and views to the west. 4:30 CTC.
Started off as a cloudy morning camped in the Alabama hills. by the time we got to Onion Valley, the weather was looking better. By noon, all was brilliant, not a cloud in the sky. Fresh snow made the summit a bit sketchy and for some cold hands. My first time back in the Sierra after two years...
Easy hike form the trail via the south ridge, continued on to Dragon Peak, which was much more fun.
Super nice day, not a cloud in the sky. Would like to try the route from the west some time
A fun half day on the way to getting back in shape....
A conditioning hike for three more day hikes in the Sierra. Took a little over five hours. Great scree skiing from the ridge.
Slogged up the south slope after a long day hike to West Vidette. Why you ask? Well, it was the Sierra Challenge and people do crazy things. I was so tired on the summit that I didn't have the energy to traverse to Dragon and instead dropped down to Golden Trout Lake. After a long day the tedious talus slopes and precipitous gullies leading to the lake were almost excruciating. Better to descend via Dragon.
Hiked up Golden Trout Lake inlet to ridge/plateau between Gould and Dragon, slept on plateau at ~12,800', summitted just after sunrise. Hiked out on Kearsarge Pass Trail.