6.5hrs r/t from Muriel Lk w/ Peter & Reza. Descended north side of East Face which was loose and shitty.
7hrs r/t from Muriel Lk with Reza. Downclimbed E Face Left, which was a bit scary.
dayhike with Goethe. Nice little outing and nice scrambling along the ridge to Goethe
Took a chute somewhere along the east face above Lake 11911. Was able to do the entire route without taking any snow gear thanks to a tip from Deb. Nice climb to the summit, then down via Alpine Col with a sidetrip to Goethe before the long route out. Amazing how little snow was out there... far less than I encountered in the same area two years ago but 6 weeks later in the year.
Took the first chute from lowest Lost lake; trying to avoid snow and sand kept it Class 3 most of the way. Suspect blocks in chute made an interesting descent. Outstanding views and solitude...until I returned to Piute Pass and about 30 freakin backpackers!
Climbed from Muriel Lake VIA the Keyhole. My youngest brothers first high sierra summit!
Day two of a Piute Pass / Lamark Pass loop backpack.
Not-fun ridge traverse.
Climbed with Ann Burroughs, fellow Med Tech Student from Fresno Community Hospital. This was during a Labor Day weekend trip to Humphrey's Basin from North Lake.
Second time to the peak, this time with Tom Becht as part of the 2009 Sierra Challenge. Thought it might be faster from Goethe to climb over Muriel on the way back to Piute Pass rather than descending Alpine Col, but it took much longer. Lesson learned. Trip Report
Climbed with Dave Gonzalez, descended to Lost Lakes
Well...not really. More like sneaking back in through the kitchen window. This was my first serious hike/scramble after breaking my left elbow (head of humerus sheared off) in March. Felt great to be back in the mountains, but being so out of shape really sucked! Thanks, Sean, for putting up with my 'gravitational impairment!'
On the way to NE Ridge of Mt Goethe, Samantha and I cramponed up to the Keyhole from Muriel Lake, climbed up SE ridge of Muriel Peak, then traversed to Alpine Col to climb the NE Ridge of Goethe. We descended from Alpine Col down to Goethe Lake and followed its west side back to Muriel Lake.
Bonus peak for day 3 of the challenge.
Day 3, 2007 Sierra Challenge. Climbed straight to the summit from Lost Lakes via class 2/3 chute and ledges with Eric and Bill. Descended to Alpine Col and went on to Goethe via NE Ridge. Made a loop via Darwin Canyon and Mt. Lamarck with Eric. <11h car to car.
Sierra Challenge 2007 bonus peak. Climbed with Eric and Michael from Lost Lakes and then descended to Alpine Col before continuing on to Goethe.
Sierra Challenge 2007 bonus peak with Chris (metasyn11) and Patrick (moabpeakbagger)
Scrambled up a loose chute from Lost Lakes, as a bonus peak in the Sierra Challenge. We then went on to Goethe via Alpine Col.
Hiked out of Muriel Lake while other people fished, Great View to North
An enjoyable loop from North Lake to Piute Pass, to Muriel Peak, Mt. Goethe, Darwin Canyon, Mt. Lamarck, and back to North Lake in 11hrs. Trip Report