Kaweah Group Climbs Mount Clark In Yosemite WTC Experience Trip

September 24th to 26th, 2016
Mount Clark (11,522')
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I climbed Clark before a few years back and it always stood out at one of the more spectacular climbs in the Yosemite high country.  Which is saying something considering it's Yosemite!

It's not an easy climb requiring a few exposed 3rd / 4th ish class moves near the summit and Sierra Club currently classifies it as an E rated trip.  However they're allowing it to be led by one E rated leader and one M with significant experience.

So after getting Laurent on board I pitched it as an end of season Kaweah reunion trip for those who did other trips with us during the summer and nearly everyone signed up.  Then some canceled and we took a few more.

Peako Baggins WTC Experience Trip To San Jacinto, Tahquitz, Jean, and Marrion

September 10th & 11th, 2016
Tahquitz Peak (8,846')
San Jacinto Peak (10,839')
Jean Peak (10,670')
Marion Mountain (10,362')
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This was originally a WTC Experience Trip planned by Bill Payne and myself but unforeseen circumstances forced him to drop out and Jeff was nice enough to step in at the last minute.  So just a few days after popping out of the frigid Royce and Miriam Sierra trip we were sitting in a much warmer parking lot at Humber Park awaiting our participants for two relatively relaxed -ish days in the San Jacinto Wilderness.

Royce & Merriam Are Too Damn Cold

September 2nd to 4th, 2016
Royce Peak (13,280’)
Merriam Peak (13,103’)
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For the last few years it's become a tradition for a few of us to do a longer harder trip over the Labor Day weekend. It's late enough where we're generally in good backpacking shape and you don't have any of the major issues like snow or mosquitos..

Last year hadn't happened thanks to my knee surgery but I was now back up and running and we decided to head up Pine Creek to climb Royce and Merriam.