Multi Day Backpack: Split Mountain

  • July 12, 2013 · 6:30 PM

This is a 2-day backpacking trip to climb Split Mountain, one of the 11 (or 12) California Fourteeners.  After the class 1 trail, the peak goes at class 2 (loose, off-trail terrain), so I do not expect significant technical difficulties.  The hardest parts will be the altitude (up to 14K feet) and elevation gain (7500 ft).  Before signing up, please be sure you have experience with and are prepared for this type of hike.

Tentative plan is to depart from Vegas Friday around 630 PM and camp near Big Pine fri night.  On Sat morning, we will drive up to the trailhead (4WD needed), then start the hike up to Red Lake at 10,400 ft.   Sunday morning we will climb up the North Slope route to the summit, then descend the same route back down to the trailhead.

I have reserved 5 overnight permits for these dates.  First  to sign up will get them.  Please get money for the permit to me or Bart ($6 each) by 6/1 to hold your spot.  If we don't hear from you by then, we may move someone up from the waiting list to fill the spot.

If we have more than 5 sign up, we will move people up off the waiting list (up to 10 max) on a one-off basis provided they are willing to secure their own walk up permits on the day before the climb.  This will mean driving up to the Ranger Station in  Bishop, CA during business hours on Fri and visiting the ranger station to secure a permit.

Detailed description of our route can be found here:

http://www.summitpost.org/split-mountain/150493

Total Distance: 12 miles round trip
Total Elevation Gain: 7,500'
Altitude: 6,500' - 14,000'
Terrain Description: Class 1, Class  2 (Loose Talus, steep X-Country travel)
Approximate Hiking Time: 2 full days

 

 

 

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To participate in this outing, you must be a current, paid member of LVMC. You can obtain a membership via this link: http://www.lvmc.org/w.... The fee is $40 per year for a family/roommates or $30 per year for an individual. Please contact your organizer if you have any questions.

 

 

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  • Jerry T.

    Thanks, Collin, for organizing. It was a beautiful place to be hiking. Great group of mountaineers.

    July 15, 2013

  • Andrew P.

    Awesome hike, awesome view, good people. It was nice meeting everyone. Thanks for a fun trip!

    July 15, 2013

  • James

    That was an epic trip! Thanks for organizing it.
    :)

    July 15, 2013

  • James

    Any particular equipment required for each person to bring?

    July 8, 2013

    • Jerry T.

      James, I just sent you an e-mail through meet up regarding time and place for us to meet. Let me know if this is alright with you.

      July 9, 2013

    • James

      Received it a moment ago. That works great. :)

      July 9, 2013

  • Collin K.

    Yes there will be filter able water at red lake. James - just standard backpacking gear needed. Will send out more detail tonight

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Jerry T.

    Bart or Collin,
    Is there water in Red Lake and is it filterable? This would save some weight up to the camp site.

    July 8, 2013

  • James

    I'll try to attend the May LVMC meeting, and will look for you guys to pay for the permit.
    :)

    May 15, 2013

    • Collin K.

      Sounds good James...You can give it to Austin if I dont make it in time

      1 · May 15, 2013

  • Jerry T.

    Collin, I'm in Wisconsin right now so I'll have to mail you or Bart a check. Can you give me your address? Thanks.

    May 15, 2013

    • Collin K.

      Jerry-Sent you a message with more information

      May 15, 2013

  • Dan B.

    Im looking at taking vacation time the whole week between the July 4 LVMC weekend trip to Boundary and this trip. Long drive to central Sierras and all. Would mull over climbs of any of the following: Dubois, Gabb, Morgan, Pinchot, Olancha. Or Twin (Yosemite). If anyone interested. Its my CA P2K thing.

    May 15, 2013

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