Banner Ridge

Looking south from this fine peak at the Mt Sill and the Palisades. Mt Tom is the prominent peak in the middle 17 SEPTEMBER 2022 W6/ND-029 After completing 37 miles of the John Muir Trail with a 38 pound backpack, my good friends Bill Smith, Steve Tennant and I hung out in Lee Vining overnight.Continue reading “Banner Ridge”

Dry Creek Knoll

Mt. Ritter and Banner (Partially hidden in the clouds) and the Minarets off to the west with the San Joaquin Ridge in between. 11 SEPTEMBER 2022 W6/ND-392 Elevation: 8,851′ Route: Forest service road & cross country Hike Distance: 2.5 miles round trip Elevation Gain: 500′ Navigation: Easy Steepness: Gentle Vehicle: Passenger car Road: Paved CellContinue reading “Dry Creek Knoll”

Summit 10,940′

Looking north up the White Mountains with some serious weather moving in. 10 SEPTEMBER 2022 W6/WH-008 Elevation: 10,940′ Route: Use trail and cross country Hike Distance: .3 miles round trip Elevation Gain: 150′ Navigation: Easy Steepness: Moderate Vehicle: Passenger car Road: Good dirt road Cell Coverage: None (Verizon), APRS Excellent Hike basics After my frenziedContinue reading “Summit 10,940′”

Summit 10,660′

Looking north toward White Mountain Peak on an unsettled weather day as Tropical Storm Kay slowly enters the region. That’s Clem Nelson Peak on the right just in the clouds a bit. 10 SEPTEMBER 2022 W6/WH-009 Elevation: 10,660′ Route: Old mining road and cross country Hike Distance: 1 miles round trip Elevation Gain: 550′ Navigation:Continue reading “Summit 10,660′”