THIS IS A PRIVATELY ORGANIZED UNAFFILIATED EVENT
Let's go bag Mt. Mills - one of the many respected peaks in the Little Lakes Valley.
We'll drive to Mammoth on Friday evening and either find a place to camp or we can pitch in on a hotel depending upon interest.
Saturday morning, we'll head up Rock Creek toward Mosquito Flat. Depending upon the snow levels, we may or may not be able to reach Mosquito Flat. If not, we'll have to add an extra 2 miles to the hike in. We'll take the main trail out of Mosquito Flat at 10,300 ft and branch at 0.5 miles to the right toward Mono Pass and Ruby Lakes. The planned base camp will be up the pass from Ruby Lake near Mills Lake at about 4 miles (or possibly 6) from the trailhead and an elevation of 11,650.
Sunday morning, we will get an alpine start to summit Mills from the Southeast (route to be determined) at 13, 451 feet. We'll then head back to base camp, pack out and drive home resulting in a late evening.
Currently - this is not an official SMC trip although that may change. Feel free to join the interest list. SMC members will be given preference.
Details: This may require steep snow climbing either unbelayed or belayed, rappelling, scrambling (3rd and possibly 4th class).
Gear: Appropriate clothing, tent, sleeping bag and pad, helmet, belay device, crampons, mountaineering boots, ice axe, (second hybrid axe or technical tool may be beneficial), 2 locking and 2 non locking carabiners, cordelette for both anchors and a prussik, food, appropriate first aid gear, radio if you have one, map/compass and GPS if desired, cell phone, etc.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.