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Bradley Jay
(standupdouble) - F
JMT Side Trips / Peak Bagging / on 05/03/2012 10:19:28 MDT Print View

Hey Everyone,

I'm finishing up my JMT planning for this summer and was hoping that I could get some recommendations for side trips and peaks to bag. I have the Wenk JMT book but would be interested to see what BPL people have to say. This will be my first trip out to the Sierras and I wanna take in as much as possible. Any advice would be great even if its just the names of peaks.

Much Thanks,


Brad

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: JMT Side Trips / Peak Bagging / on 05/03/2012 14:49:47 MDT Print View

Mount Ritter.

When you are around Thousand Island Lake, you can head over to the saddle between Mount Ritter and Banner Peak, then up the Class 3 route on Ritter. Of course you need to be comfortable on Class 3. If you don't like the looks of it, then try Banner Peak instead, which is slightly easier.

--B.G.--

Bradley Jay
(standupdouble) - F
JMT Side Trips / Peak Bagging on 05/03/2012 16:50:48 MDT Print View

Thanks Bob! This is exactly what I'm talking about!!!


-Brad

Brad Fisher
(wufpackfn)

Locale: NC/TN/VA Mountains
Re: JMT Side Trips / Peak Bagging on 05/03/2012 19:09:07 MDT Print View

Climb to Cirque Pass from Palisade lakes.

Brad

L Miller
(LMiller) - F

Locale: Maryland
Re: JMT Side Trips / Peak Bagging / on 05/03/2012 21:24:18 MDT Print View

These are all in the SEKI section, but below are some of the places I've come across in planning from North Lake to Whitney. All peaks have class 2 routes that are pretty well-described online. From north to south:

McGee Lakes
Davis Lake
Black Giant
Ionian Basin
Dusy Basin
Cross-country from Dusy Basin through Palisade Basin to Palisade Lakes (via Knapsack, Potluck, Cirque passes)
Split Mtn
Bench Lake
60 Lake Basin
Kearsarge Lakes / Pinnacles
University Peak
Tawny Point

Of these I have been to Dusy Basin and 60 Lake Basin and both are definitely worth a detour.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: JMT Side Trips / Peak Bagging / on 05/03/2012 23:53:51 MDT Print View

Another good one might be Mount Goddard, near Muir Pass. It's a few miles off the trail, and it is slightly over 13,500'. It can be reached from small lake 12260, then up the southeast ridge which leads to the southwest ridge to the summit, of which there are two points. At the time, we didn't know which one the true summit was, so we hit the first one, climbed through the notch, and over to the second one.

--B.G.--

Bradley Jay
(standupdouble) - F
THANKS on 05/05/2012 18:30:32 MDT Print View

Just wanted to thank everyone again for all the great info.

Brad

john hansford
(jhansford) - MLife
Mt Ritter on 05/10/2012 14:52:26 MDT Print View

Hi Brad, thanks for the PM re Mt Ritter. I found this site with a lot of photos: http://www.mtritter.org/mtritter/lucky7/route99.html

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
jmt peak bagging. on 05/10/2012 17:31:32 MDT Print View

Split Mtn and Black Giant always seemed like good ones. Or Columbine.

Bradley Jay
(standupdouble) - F
Disclaimer on 05/11/2012 10:04:25 MDT Print View

Hey John. I like the Disclaimer!