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Re: sierra ski tour options

by jareds » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:26 am

was up at pear lake in Kings Canyon last week which is the first(last) section of the High Route, SO AWESOME! This must be done this year for sure.

baumann_pat and sdtrackrunner i'm pm'ing you, anyone else interested pls msg me.

looking at Apr ~18-24 timeframe.

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Re: sierra ski tour options

by sdtrackrunner » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:58 pm

Hey jareds, sorry for the lag for a couple days. I've been out skiing in socal on what is probably our only snow of the year. Anyway, you want to post some pics from your Peak Lake trip? From what I've heard from guides, my avy class, SMG's snow report, ESAC, friends, etc.... the south east sierra has very little snow and this is probably the worst year of the past 30 to do the trans sierra. I was hoping this series of storms would change everything, but it doesn't quite look like it got there. Thoughts? I'm thinking resources would be better spent elsewhere, like Shasta for example.

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Re: sierra ski tour options

by jareds » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:41 pm

here are a couple from above the hut in the Tablelands section:

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looking NW

def not a deep year, but seems like it's still doable...? (I'm on a wife-approved sabbatical right now, trying to pack in as much as possible!)

Planning Shasta in May w/ a Redding buddy(welcome to come along!).
Tetons first part of April.

Would love to squeeze this in if you or anyone else is interested.

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Re: sierra ski tour options

by sdtrackrunner » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:11 pm

Wow that doesn't look to bad there on the west side. I gotta go with my gut here and the many east side reports and use my single week off for a Shasta trip. I hope it works out for you. Sounds like you have a good set of plans regardless... wife-approved sabbatical, nice.

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Re: sierra ski tour options

by jareds » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:38 pm

bump. HOPIN FOR A GOOD SNOW YEAR!

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Re: sierra ski tour options

by Deb » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:03 pm

jareds wrote:bump. HOPIN FOR A GOOD SNOW YEAR!


I'm with ya! Hope to get my first Sierra ski tour done this coming season. :)

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Re: sierra ski tour options

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Re: sierra ski tour options

by paulzo » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:55 am

ROL - very cool to see that 1978 TR. I've seen reports of very few Trans-sierra trips via Piute pass. You might enjoy these pics from my tour in 2011 from Huntington Lake to North Lake by a rather different route:

https://picasaweb.google.com/1013003274 ... ransSierra

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Re: sierra ski tour options

by jareds » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:43 am

Hey @mchin your tr's are bookmarked, looks like your mac page is down - do these exist anywhere else? i think the sierra high route is the best report of that route i've seen.

if you want send me the files and i'll put it up on tumblr or something!




mchin wrote:The Sierra in winter is best seen by camping, IMO. Yes there are huts here, and they are a great way to see the mountains in winter. With the relatively mild conditions in the spring, I'd use a light weight tent/megamid and spend the night out. Alot of great tours go along the "Sierra Crest" This imaginary line starts somewhere around Yosemite and ends at Mt Whitney. Others, go across or "Trans-Sierra". Many good loops exist.

Here are some links to tours I've done to give you ideas.
Sierra High Route
http://homepage.mac.com/markchin1/shrmay04pt1.html

Mammoth to Rock Creek
http://telemarktalk.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=76743

Tioga Pass to Mammoth
http://homepage.mac.com/markchin1/tiogamammoth04.html

Tour to Ionian Basin
http://telemarktalk.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=68691

Whitney area
http://telemarktalk.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=22630

Pear Lake Hut, Sequoia/Kings Canyon
http://telemarktalk.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=3164

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Re: sierra ski tour options

by mchin » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:42 pm

Jareds -

We had our trips and photos on Apple's mobile me and recently switched to iCloud. The URL's didn't make it and we haven't had the bandwidth to do anything about it. It's a problem as I have a backlog now of photos and with winter coming I'll likely have more trips to post.

You said you may have some expertise with this. I'd be interested in your ideas.

contact me at mark_chin "at" yahoo "dot' com.

Sorry, I don't hang out here nearly as much as I'd like to/should.

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Re: sierra ski tour options

by jareds » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:30 am

Looking for beta on a ski tour -

Want to start at Mammoth and come out at Tioga pass.
Along the way hit Thousand Island Lake, Waugh Lake, Donohue Pass.

I'm guessing this is a fairly common route in the winter due to access and scenery.
Planning for early April, have a group of 4, did the Teton Crest trail last spring and this looks similar. The group dynamic is less about laps and more about covering distance.

From what I can tell it looks like 5 days and possibly 4 if we're moving. What some good route options to extend this? Looking for another day or two.
Was thinking of going around ritter, or maybe going over by lyell and coming out to tuolumne meadows from there.

thanks!

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Re: sierra ski tour options

by asmrz » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:56 pm

A friend of mine Rich Henke (after whom the Henke Pass near Ritter is named), skied to the summit of Banner (and off it) some years ago while doing simmilar route to what you are proposing. How about bagging Banner and/or Lyell (or both) on skis? That would extend the trip and provide your party with something different?

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Re: sierra ski tour options

by Palisades79 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:14 pm

Camp in Tuolumne Meadows a few days and ski some of the domes & peaks.

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Re: sierra ski tour options

by Sierra Ledge Rat » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:57 am

There's also a trip from Mono Lake to Yosemite:

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http://www.summitpost.org/winter-ski-traverse-of-the-sierra-nevada/566522

Palisades79 wrote:Camp in Tuolumne Meadows a few days and ski some of the domes & peaks.


Bad idea!

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