Mar 11, 2012 at 7:14 pm #1286977
Would you like to join me for a hard, adventurous trip into the heart of the High Sierra?
The destination has yet to be determined. We're likely to start from an east side trailhead (Taboose? Baxter?) and aim for a series of cross country passes and basins well above 11,000ft.
Carpooling would be great. I'll be leaving Sacramento around 5pm on the 3rd and will drive to the trailhead that night. Hiking starts the morning of the 4th. Sunday we will hike a maximum of 12 miles and I'll be driving home that day.
This trip leans heavily towards hiking rather than lounging around.
Mileage and vision are open to alterations. I'm open for peak bagging too.
Trip is limited to five people. Strong preference is given to some of the cool people that I met at GGG.
Send me a PM!
EDIT: The trip is full!Mar 12, 2012 at 3:03 pm #1852601
That sounds like a great trip and a great way to utilize the holiday, but unfortunately for me I will be on the east coast that week.
I'm already looking forward to the trip report.Mar 12, 2012 at 8:33 pm #1852767
I'm 99% in. Need to put in for time off work and such, which I'll do this week.
I'm training right now for a mid-June half-marathon specifically so I have the legs for a trip like this.
Any ideas about destination yet? I'm up for anything!Mar 12, 2012 at 9:00 pm #1852791
That sounds fun. Wish I could join.
-FrankMar 12, 2012 at 9:49 pm #1852819
I have ideas, but want to have a discussion to see what people are interested in first. I'll be in touch!Mar 12, 2012 at 9:55 pm #1852823
The timing is perfect, the length is perfect, the destination sounds great. I was trying to plan a solo trip of a similar nature…same time, same place, similar mileage, mixed XC, the whole bag.
This sounds really good man, let's talk.
Sending you a PM.Mar 13, 2012 at 10:35 am #1853009
Looking good gentlemen.Mar 13, 2012 at 10:58 am #1853025
I would love to commit to doing this, I will need another crusade to work toward. But my future is locationally challenged right now. Could be that it would be super simple or increasingly tough to get to CA this summer. As things clear up I will give you a shout. Would love to do a trip with you and the High Sierra would be the perfect location.Mar 13, 2012 at 11:30 am #1853047
I've always wanted to go in over Taboose. I drive by it every few weeks, and it's always way up there beckoning! If it's a small group looking to stay up high above timberline, I could definitely be interested.Mar 13, 2012 at 12:39 pm #1853095
@lopezLocale: San Gabriel Valley
Good idea, PM sent.Mar 13, 2012 at 2:34 pm #1853154
Adan and I would be coming from the same area (LA). I'd be up for helping anyone get from LA to the trailhead…Could possibly get Greg or anyone else from LAX or another airport depending on schedules.Mar 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm #1853172
@clbowdenLocale: Berkeley Hills
It looks like you already have 5, but if not, I'd like to go. If so, maybe Dave T and I could carpool? CV available upon request.Mar 13, 2012 at 10:57 pm #1853459
Nothing is firm. Throw your name in the hat by PMing me. Looks like a great group is forming.
I'm pouring over maps. Should be fun.Mar 17, 2012 at 3:16 pm #1855286
Send me your emails gentlemen. I've got something to send back at ya.
Anyone else interested?Mar 18, 2012 at 2:20 pm #1855615
I made a reservation for Lamarck Col from July 4th-8th. Hope for blue skies!Mar 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm #1855618
Are you guys going over the pass on the first day?
–B.G.–Mar 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm #1855620
That's my desire.Mar 18, 2012 at 2:41 pm #1855623
Then I recommend that each hiker strip every unnecessary ounce out of the pack load. That uphill hike can be a butt-kicker, especially if you aren't used to the altitude. Part of the problem is that once you get through the pass, you have to go all the way down to Darwin Canyon to camp. Or, Darwin Bench, which is nicer.
I've gone over the pass in that direction only once, and I've gone over it the other direction twice.
You want to hit the season for wildflowers right, maybe around Lamarck Lakes.
–B.G.–Mar 19, 2012 at 9:23 pm #1856370
Thanks Bob. Solid advice.
Want to see something remarkable? Check out Bob Burd's solo day hike of Lamarck Col, Scylla, Mt. Hansen, Mt. Solomon and Haeckel Col. That's stout!Mar 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm #1856378
"Want to see something remarkable?"
It even hurts to read that.
–B.G.–Mar 19, 2012 at 11:43 pm #1856409
I've secured permits leaving North Lake on July 4th. Packs on at 8am! Hopefully..
I'm going to try to be somewhat acclimatized because we're heading up and over the crest that day. What's the deal with the North Lake campground? First come, first served? Should we reserve a site at Four Jefferys?
James, Dave, Adan, Craig and Casey, you all are invited. That makes six of us. To everyone else that was interested: sorry!
It'd be best if we don't have to pick up our permit on the morning of the 4th. Does the White Mountain Ranger Station have an after hours permit box? James, Adan and Craig, your names are also on the permit. Will any of you arrive early enough on the 3rd to pick it up?
Carpooling… I'd LOVE to ride with someone and I'm happy to meet part way. James? Want to meet in Manteca on Tuesday night? Anyone else?Mar 20, 2012 at 10:21 am #1856578
@clbowdenLocale: Berkeley Hills
The North Lake Campgrounds are first come, first serve and would be a great option. I don't know about the Four Jeffrys campground, other than what I saw on the web.
However, since you planned the trip to start with a full moon, we could start the hike late Tuesday night and camp here:
The plateau at the top of the use trail on the way to Lamarck Col.Mar 20, 2012 at 11:20 am #1856623
@lopezLocale: San Gabriel Valley
I'll be driving out with Craig, we havent yet discussed the details but we'll shoot for taking care of the permit. The only issue would be if work/family issues prevented us from leaving that early.Mar 20, 2012 at 5:33 pm #1856814
I didn't know it was going to be a full moon! I suspect that I'll just want to crash at the trailhead after the long drive.. Do you want to carpool Casey?
Adan, it'd be great if you guys could pick up the permit! How far is the drive for you?Mar 20, 2012 at 6:01 pm #1856826
Lone Pine is about 3.5 hours, Bishop is a little less than 5 from my house. Where would the permit be picked up?
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