Monthly Archives: August 2012

The View from Above Mono Pass

In August 2012 our  hiking party set up camp at Ruby Lake, above Little Lakes Valley north of Bishop. The next day two of us climbed to the crest of the ridge directly above and to the west of 12,000 foot Mono Pass. … Continue reading

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Bear Creek Spire

When I was in college and becoming involved in Sierra mountaineering I bought a copy of David Brower’s Sierra Club book, “Manual of Ski Mountaineering.” The book opened up a new world of possibilities for traveling and climbing in the high mountains in winter. … Continue reading

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Mountain awe

I’m back from vacation–had a great time in our mountains! Here’s the first of my impressions: Highway 395, running parallel to the east face of the Sierra Nevada, reaches 7,000 feet at Tom’s Place before plunging 3,000 feet into the … Continue reading

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