Went up with a group from Sea to Summit out of Bishop. Camped in the area for about 5 days and summited on the morning of the last day. No view as the summit was socked in with a snow shower.
Climbed w/ my friend Rachel, Al Green and Tom Sakai. Great day.
My 8th time on the summit. This was my fastest summit time so far. 72 minutes 50 seconds to summit from the wooden fence at the Indian Wells trailhead. Round-trip time 1 hr 59 mins 47 secs.
Too bad. Sure the peak has great views.
Bagged it twice.....in one night! However, it was done to asssit in a SAR mission with China Lake SAR. Nice sunrise, however! ;)
The drive in was trickier than the climb. Fun day.
Beats me what route we took! It was a trail MOST of the way but somehow we ended up doing the scree-scree dance on the southeastern side of the peak. Nice view of the valley and I enjoyed the wind up top emmensely! Thanks for the work-out Tina - I had no idea I was THAT out of shape! XXOO
My 4Runner got stuck in the snow but I managed to get us out. A late start from near the trailhead (started hiking at ~ 12:45pm with Tina). This time I found the nice, sandy trail down. Back at the car just after 5:30pm. A fun day out.
Date Climbed: January 13, 2007
Route Climbed: IWV Trail
Hiked with awagher. We snow camped (about 1" of snow) outside at the trailhead (5,400') Friday night. Temperatures Saturday morning @ 7:30am were 8 degrees F. Started hiking at 8:10am. Got a bit off route 2/3 of the way up...eventually found the snow-covered trail to the summit. Reached the summit at 10:50am. Waited for Andrew. Had a steady 20mph cold wind up there. We avoided the snowy slabs on the way down but ended up descending a tedious talus with fresh snow (slippery). Back to the car at ~ 1:10pm (a leisurely 5 hrs car-to-car). Drove to Indian Wells Brewery afterwards to fill up with Lobotomy Bock.
Nice hike in the southern Sierra
Climbed Morris, Jenkins and Owens from Walker Pass. Started in whiteout conditions after a spring storm had passed through the night before. It cleared up quickly to become a beautiful day.
First peak of the year. Climbed with Miguel Forjan. Fun short hike.
Great hike and nice intro to the southern Sierra. Cold and windy on top. Slightly behind Ryan (crescentstrife) on the hike up -- he took a different route down.
Climbed from Walker Pass. Jenkins was also planned, but lack of daylight thwarted that effort.
I've climbed this peak several times. Most recently with our 13 year old son and dog.
Made the summit with the SPS group of the Sierra Club
Fun scramble. I stayed right on the dark rocks when I should have gone onto the white rocks and ended up with a fun 3rd class scramble to a false peak very near the top. It was fun anyway!
Rainbows for daze!
Great hike but the view was limited. We were in a cloud from the moment we left the rock scramble. Trail was great, only a little bit of snow and a couple of fallen trees.
Beatiful day! Very cool and zero wind. Went up the gully to the right of the slabs (white rock). Very icy, steep and sketchey in places. Down climbed a couple hundred feet to the bottom of the slabs and found the correct route up. Views from the top were awesome. Could see clear past Langley and Whitney to the north. And to the south could see Baldy and Gorgonio very clearly. Telescope Peak to the east and Lake Isabella to west. Don't let the low elevation fool you, this peak is fairly strenuous.
This hike was much prettier than I expected. I've driven by this peak for almost 30 years, but it never occurred to me to climb it until last summer when I saw the mountain page for it. Awesome views all around--I could see all the way south to San Gorgonio, north to Whitney and the Great Western Divide, and east to Telescope Peak (I'm pretty sure). All that despite descending cloud cover. I was hoping to tag Five Fingers on the way out, but I ran out of time.