Climbed with our Scout Troop and a three day outing. Camped out on the West side of Lake Dorothy in a campsite near the creek. Lots of snow from camp up to McGee Pass covering over 50% of the trail. Clear from the pass to the summit. Very nice view.
One long dayhike, but a perfect day and the summit views were outstanding.
Nice climb. Great weather. Great lead by Alex.
Climbed this long-ass couloir with Brad Mastros. Oh yeah, previous day: hot approach, mosquitoes at camp and a bee stung on my bud!
Climbed it as an overnighter but it still felt long. We had mostly snow in the coulior
with only a few sections of ice/neve. Outstanding views from the summit.
CTC A little under 8 hrs with a short break at the top.
Fun spring conditions in the North Couloir
Nice long day hike. A lot of snow from Mcgee lake to summit.
With James Barnett and Gary Snider. Encountered a little rock fall about half way up, but other than that it was an excellent climb.
2 co-workers (Bill/Jonathan), our 3 dogs(Tootsie, Kona, Popa), and I started out from McGee Creek Trailhead, camped at Big McGee Lake and summited with a 4th person we picked up on trail at around 1pm. The trail up the pile of scree (my description of this mountain) was faint from the pass. The worst part was that someone had stolen the marker from the summit. At least the summit box was still there. Well worth the trip and the views are amzing!
Went up solo from Convict Lake, the creek crossing at where the old walk bridge used to be, was quite difficult due to high runoff. Once past that, I arrived at Mildred Lake/ meadow, I couldn't find the trail to Lake Dorothy. So I continued up to the southern end of the meadow, where I made camp. The following morning I headed south up a steep canyon, until it topped out near Constance Lake. Here's where I had a problem! I was on the wrong side of the lake, for the North Face route. Not wanting to deal with a steep traverse, with a short runout into a half frozen lake, & being solo. I decided to bag it, & return another day!
As Bob says, a long dayhike from the McGee Creek trailhead. This was my first "real" peak in the Sierra (definitely my first SPS peak)--a rather boring walk up from the pass, but with some nice views, especially of Mt. Baldwin et. al.
i climbed this when i was doing trail work for the forrest service, i have always wanted to go back and summit it, but it is a very long hike. i went in from mary lakes trail head in mammoth. it was easily reached from our trail camp in tuly hole. but from 395, or mammoth. be ready for a long day or two.