Third summit trip in as many years. Not difficult, but the views of the Sierra across the valley are unbelievable. I've heard the hike by full moon is fun - maybe next go 'round.
Hiked up in the late afternoon from the locked gate, slept on top, and hiked out past all the WMRS open house visitors in the morning.
A fun outing. Even got to balance a rock at the summit!
'Twas the 1 day in 2007 that the Barcroft research center was open to the public, and there was lots of traffic. The roadkill museum exhibit was an added plus!
Great weather. Great views of my favorite mountains in the Sierra: my beloved Palisades...
Nice AM. 1:57 up, 1:34 down. Nice little herd of sheep at about 13,200' Ten by my count. I was in an anti-social mood so skipped the big Sierra Challenge group fest on Rodgers today.
Got an early start so we could watch the sun rise over the Sierra
What an incredible view. A hundred miles of the Sierra crest on one side, the great basin and Nevada on the other.
a very quick ascent from the Barcroft gate. Took me 5.5 hours roundtrip. Fun, beautiful. Saw 20 bighorn sheep (lambs, ewes, yearlings)
tagged white and langley, then got back to LA in time for work
With Rene' Renteria. Only two other parties there - one party of professors from Victoria, and two mountain bikers from Santa Barbara who got bad altitude sickness. Worth doing, but not worth repeating. Photos on my website
pleasant hike and nice views from summit, despite haze.
If anybody comes across a Raiders cap in the talus near the top, let me know. A sudden gust took it from me.
Hiked with my son, wife, and a friend. Second time to the summit. The dirt road approach to the trailhead seemed to take forever.
2 hrs 10 mins from gate to summit (no shortcuts + snowfield crossing).
Stopped over to pick this one off after day tripping Muir and Whitney the day before. Took 5.5 hrs round trip with a nice summit rest at the top.
Dayhiked the South Face with the GF. Views of the Sierra were amazing. Sliced a tire on the way out which canceled plans to hit Telescope Peak the next day. Next time it will be the West Ridge in the winter...can't wait.
did this on mtbs with bopper and schwartz... finished in dark with no headlamps
Jul ?, 1999
Enjoyed the zillions of marmots more than the climb (dirt road).
Walk up the road, only excitement was finding myself in the middle of a herd of bighorn sheep.
The altitude research lab on the mountain had an open house the day we climbed. They set up stations along the route to measure hikers blood oxygen levels, heart rate... It was fun to see how we all compared. My blood oxygen was 90% (lived in LA) and I felt fine. My friends was 88% and he had a huge headache.
Just a long walk on a dirt road, but nice views of the Sierra's
Not really a mountaineering experience.. just a boring slog up a dirt road. I ran most of the way back to the car. I vow to go back some day and do the route up from Bishop.