9/2: Hike in and camp at Seavey Pass;
9/3: Volunteer Peak and Pettit Peak, back to camp;
9/4: Piute Mountain and hike out.
First of three peak day including Pettit and Piute with Tommey. Unlike JD, we were camped at Seavey Pass and it was still a big day.
Dayhiked Volunteer Peak, Pettit Peak and Piute Peak in 22h50m from Annet's Mono Village at Twin Lakes. About 53mi and 13k' of mostly trail with a 4th class scramble up Volunteer and a 3rd class scramble to climb Piute from the south and east. Route map with GPX, below:
Day 2 of a backpack out of Virginia Lake. Trip report.
From the PCT, took the trail junction toward Rodgers Lake, then climbed the Volunteer/Pettit ridge and eventually came down a northeast chute from Volunteer to the PCT, thus bypassing Smedberg Lake. Volunteer was easy, but the traverse to Pettit was tedious.
I climbed Volunteer Peak during my 2012 thru hike.
A very long two day trip from Twin Lakes. Camped at the highest lake north Pettit, then up to watch the sunrise on the summit. Then over to Volunteer and Piute, rained pretty much the entire way out. Thought Pettit was a good deal more interesting than Volunteer.
Dayhike from Twin Lakes via Seavey Pass. Trip Report
Ultralight overnighter out of Twin Lakes. Took 11h via Horse Creek Pass, Matterhorn Pass, Benson Pass. Then on to Pettit. Bivied at Rodgers Lake. The next day went to Benson Lake and climbed Piute. Hiked out through Kerrick Canyon and Peeler Lake in rain and snowfall. Beautiful fall colors. One of the most beautiful areas in the Sierra.
Climbed the SW Ridge from the PCT/Rogers Lake trail junction as part of a 10-day backpacking trip from Leavitt Meadows to Toulumne Meadows. Fun climb, terrific weather & great views.
A very long, very hot, very tiring dayhike out of Virginia Lakes--50 miles, 12,100 ft gain. Somehow this ended up being an even tougher outing than the Milestone/Midway dayhike the weekend before. That final climb out of Virginia Canyon back to Virginia Lakes was kind of brutal. But other than that, I enjoyed myself.