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Re: What are you planning for 2014?

Postby Electra » Fri May 02, 2014 7:32 am

I am a bachelor w/o family for eight weeks (june & july) so I am hoping to get two good trips in, one in mid/late june and one in mid july. The June one will be the bigger of the two and I am sorting thru a number of options but seem to be fixating on a Black and White theme that can hopefully include both White Divide and Black Divide. Both are areas I have only marginally been around and explored so I am trying to come up with a solid week long route taking advantage of the long days and accounting for the pros and cons of snow and runoff. There are so many variables and trip variations regarding west or east side entry, various passes, basins to explore, etc.. that this has been a fun one to research.
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Re: What are you planning for 2014?

Postby balance » Sun May 04, 2014 12:37 am

Whitney Portal to Crabtree Meadow, then up Wallace Creek to Tulainyo Lake. I've experienced Cheyne-Stokes occassionally at night. Hope I can sleep okay. If not, I'll watch the stars for a while.
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Re: What are you planning for 2014?

Postby KathyW » Mon May 05, 2014 6:43 pm

Cedar Grove to Grouse Lake / Goat Mountain via the Copper Creek Trail May 10/11 unless this storm closed the road down to Cedar Grove.

Overnight trip to Half Dome June 6-7

Overnight trip to Birch Lake / The Thumb June 20-21

Shadow Lake Trail to Lake Ediza and Mount Ritter - July 5-7

A couple of peaks in the Palisades from the west - August 5-9

I'd also like to do a short trip to Washington or Colorado over the summer and do a few other Sierra peaks like Camberlin, Newcomb, Seven Gables, Gemini.......

I also would love to go to the Trinity Alps.

I never even do half of what I want to; so we'll just see how it all goes.
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Re: What are you planning for 2014?

Postby Wandering Daisy » Tue May 06, 2014 6:28 am

We went to Trinity Alps in late Fall - the fall colors were fabulous, no mosquitoes and few people except some hunters. Hope you get there- I think you will enjoy it. Some years Trinity Alps are still open after the high Sierra gets snow.
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Re: What are you planning for 2014?

Postby cmon4day » Tue May 06, 2014 7:44 am

In July, I'm planning a 5 day starting out of Chiquito TH to middle Chain, layover on day two and see if I can't bag Gale and Sing Peaks. XC over to Lillian, day 4 XC over to upper Jackass, and day 5 out to Jackass TH.
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Re: What are you planning for 2014?

Postby rlown » Tue May 06, 2014 9:28 am

cmon4day wrote:In July, I'm planning a 5 day starting out of Chiquito TH to middle Chain, layover on day two and see if I can't bag Gale and Sing Peaks. XC over to Lillian, day 4 XC over to upper Jackass, and day 5 out to Jackass TH.


Nice trip.

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Re: What are you planning for 2014?

Postby TehipiteTom » Tue May 06, 2014 9:28 am

Wandering Daisy wrote:We went to Trinity Alps in late Fall - the fall colors were fabulous, no mosquitoes and few people except some hunters. Hope you get there- I think you will enjoy it. Some years Trinity Alps are still open after the high Sierra gets snow.

This year the far north was even drier than the Sierra, so I would bet the Trinities are good for early trips as well.
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Re: What are you planning for 2014?

Postby KathyW » Tue May 06, 2014 11:47 am

Thanks for the info on the Trinity Alps. I had thought about early, but not late. About when would one expect to see good fall colors in that area?
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Re: What are you planning for 2014?

Postby maverick » Tue May 06, 2014 12:14 pm

KathyW wrote:
Cedar Grove to Grouse Lake / Goat Mountain via the Copper Creek Trail May 10/11 unless this storm closed the road down to Cedar Grove.

Overnight trip to Half Dome June 6-7

Overnight trip to Birch Lake / The Thumb June 20-21

Shadow Lake Trail to Lake Ediza and Mount Ritter - July 5-7

A couple of peaks in the Palisades from the west - August 5-9

I'd also like to do a short trip to Washington or Colorado over the summer and do a few other Sierra peaks like Camberlin, Newcomb, Seven Gables, Gemini.......

I also would love to go to the Trinity Alps.

I never even do half of what I want to; so we'll just see how it all goes.


Don't see you listing the Meet-up, we wont be seeing you in Wallace? :(
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Re: What are you planning for 2014?

Postby Hobbes » Tue May 06, 2014 1:46 pm

maverick wrote:
Don't see you listing the Meet-up, we wont be seeing you in Wallace? :(


Looks like it's just gonna be me, you & Jim.
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