Canceled Meetup

Hike to Lake Ediza & Summit Mt Ritter (Difficult)

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1. Carpool from Sacto Friday, Nov 8 at 5 p.m. to Mammoth Lakes, get motel
2. Drive to ranger station at 8 a.m. Saturday and get permit, then drive to ski area, free overnight parking and walk 4 miles on Minaret Road to Agnew Meadows and the Shadow Lake trailhead.
3. Hike 5.5-7 miles on Shadow Lake trail to Lake Ediza, set up camp on NW shore (must have 0-15 degree sleeping bag, tarp between snow and tent, down boots, parka, etc. for temperatures in the teens
4. Leave at daybreak or before with headlamps, layered and extra clothing, down and rain gear, ice axe, crampons, plenty of food and water, (more details if you sign up). Follow Lk Ediza inlet stream up to a large pond below Mt Ritter. Cross giant slabs toward a large bowl with waterfall. Take the chute to the right until hit plateau. Follow up to Summit. Come down the same way. Cloudy skies will cause retreat to camp. (more details for those who sign up). Class 2 & 3 climb.