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Must Do "A" List

Postby maverick » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:47 pm

Whether you just got into backpacking, restarted after a long layoff, or just have not gotten to some of them yet, because of this so-called thing called life, what areas/peaks in the Sierra are still on your must see/climb "A" list?
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Re: Must Do "A" List

Postby Flamingo » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:35 pm

Mount Goddard... after decades of trekking around the Sierra, I still haven't visited Ionion Basin.
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Re: Must Do "A" List

Postby SweetSierra » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:55 pm

This year I'm finally going over Forester Pass and to Milestone Basin, which I've never visited.

What I'd like to do: go over Mather Pass (haven't done that yet) to camp in Upper Basin. I'd also like to go back to Lake Basin and spend a layover day there. Two years ago when I went there for the first time on the Sierra High Route, a member of our group had an injury which eliminated our layover day there. It was still gorgeous but it would be great to linger a while in that basin.

I'd also like to go back to the remote lakes in southern Yosemite, near Red Peak Pass and Isberg Pass. The whole trip there had a very remote feel. It's one of my favorite places.

Edited to correct: Upper Basin, not Center Basin.
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Re: Must Do "A" List

Postby Mtbski » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:41 pm

Jerkey Meadow, up the Kern to Wrights lakes basin, over Rockwell Pass and exit via Shepard Pass. Fishing should be as good as it gets in the Sierras.
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Re: Must Do "A" List

Postby Gazelle » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:46 pm

Well the list is long!! But next year Ionian basin peaks backpack trip hoping for 30-40 peaks on trip all sps in area and most 300ft prominence ones. Peaks around the meetup. Day hikes Norman Clyde, Clyde minaret, and many others, really want Whorl and Sill also, just to name a few!!! Also going to backpack the Trinity Alps this year. probably do some or all of the Sierra Challenge... Yes semi retired so can do WAY more just need someone to take care of dogs and chickens!
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Re: Must Do "A" List

Postby ironmike » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:26 am

Area: Kaweah Basin
Peaks: Mt Russell, North Palisade
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Re: Must Do "A" List

Postby Dave_Ayers » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:25 pm

The Yosemite trails I've not hiked yet, most being in the northern third of the park.
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Re: Must Do "A" List

Postby papercup » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:49 pm

Mount Goddard / Goddard Canyon

Tunemah Lake

Mount Tyndall & environs

Deadman & Cloud Canyon region

Kaweah Basin
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Re: Must Do "A" List

Postby oldranger » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:19 pm

At my age don't have a lot of years left and the next two years I'm focusing on returning to my favorite places ever visited--Upper Merced drainage and Crabtree Lakes--still searching for the elusive 20" golden.
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Re: Must Do "A" List

Postby RichardCullip » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:46 pm

One of these years, before I don't wake up still not dead one morning, I'd love to make the classic Sierra transverse - the High Sierra Trail. Would also love to hike the Kern from the headwaters down to Kern Lake and points south.
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