Suggestions for peak bagging overnighters?

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Re: Suggestions for peak bagging overnighters?

Post by gbrown09 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:04 am

Thank you giantbrookie and Wandering Daisy! Super helpful information, my to do list this summer just got longer! Now if that snow would just start melting haha








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Re: Suggestions for peak bagging overnighters?

Post by paul » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:41 am

Matterhorn peak has a bivy spot pretty much right at the top. Four Gables has been mentioned - totally doable, plenty of flattish stuff right at the top, and great views. Long-ish day to get there, but probably not bad.
If you start from Courtwright Res. there are numerous points along the ridge at the north side of Red Rock basin, running from Thompson Pass at the west to Zingheim Heights at the east that have tremendous views, and I'm sure you could find bivy spots almost anywhere along the ridge.

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Re: Suggestions for peak bagging overnighters?

Post by tiesing » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:05 pm

I'm a big fan of Tuolumne for this kind of photography. E.g, camping at Cathedral lake puts you near many good spots for amazing sunset photos of Cathedral Peak.

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Re: Suggestions for peak bagging overnighters?

Post by JosiahSpurr » Sun May 17, 2020 4:56 pm

-Great views for sunrise/sunset (photography is the primary objective) from or near campsite
-Summit campsite or [...]
-Lake(s) down below preferable
-Driving from SoCal so the closer the better
Lakes close to SoCal means Cottonwood Lakes basin (directions: 395, left Whitney Portal Road, and left Horseshoe Meadows Road). These two come to mind: Hidden Lake and Muir Lake.

Here's a spot with good views:

HST Map

Across from Golden Trout Encampment. It's heavily forested until a certain elevation where it switched to nothing but granite and views. * JS *

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Re: Suggestions for peak bagging overnighters?

Post by CAMERONM » Mon May 18, 2020 7:56 am

Take a look at the Peakbagger.com map, similar to the HST map. You can learn a lot about each peak, what people tried and potential difficulties.

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