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Personal Records

 

The records listed here are mainly for my own enjoyment. Feel free to browse if you like, though.

Highest

Date Hike Elevation
08/02/99
Mt. Whitney Trail Crest [Inyo NF]
13777
08/15/98
Mount Dana [Yosemite NP]
13053
07/31/99
Mount Lewis [Yosemite NP]
12296
09/13/01
Glen Pass [Kings Canyon NP]
11978
08/24/13
Bishop Pass [John Muir Wilderness]
11972
08/22/13
Muir Pass [Kings Canyon NP]
11955
08/19/13
Piute Pass [John Muir Wilderness]
11423
07/04/99
Alta Peak [Sequoia NP]
11204
10/17/99
Freel Peak [Eldorado NF]
10881
07/29/99
Mount Hoffman [Yosemite NP]
10845
07/23/01
Mount Rose [Mount Rose Wilderness]
10776
07/30/99
High Sierra Mine [Yosemite NP]
10760
09/01/99
Lassen Peak [Lassen Volcanic NP]
10457
07/22/99
Round Top [Mokelumne Wilderness]
10381
07/05/03
Arnot Peak [Carson-Iceberg Wilderness]
10054

 

8000 - 10000 Foot Peaks

Date Hike Elevation
07/04/03
Hiram Peak [Carson-Iceberg Wilderness]
9795
08/02/97
Mt. Tallac [Desolation Wilderness]
9735
07/04/03
Folger Peak [Carson-Iceberg Wilderness]
9720
07/03/00
Unnamed Peak [Jennie Lakes Wilderness]
9612
08/14/98
Lembert Dome [Yosemite NP]
9450
10/16/99
Thunder Mountain [Eldorado NF]
9410
08/31/99
Brokeoff Mountain [Lassen Volcanic NP]
9235
12/31/99
Castle Peak [Tahoe NF]
9103
07/21/99
Tinker Knob [Tahoe NF]
8949
09/12/97
Half Dome [Yosemite NP]
8842
12/11/99
Martis Peak Lookout [Tahoe NF]
8656
07/21/01
Ellis Peak [Tahoe NF]
8640
09/24/00
Sierra Buttes [Plumas NF]
8591
01/02/00
Mount Judah [Tahoe NF]
8243
03/18/00
Andesite Peak [Tahoe NF]
8219

 

Highest Sleeping Points

Date Hike Elevation
8/18/13 - 8/19/13
Piute Lake [John Muir Wilderness]
10958
8/21/13 - 8/22/13
Evolution Lake [Kings Canyon NP]
10852
8/23/13 - 8/24/13
Dusy Basin [Kings Canyon NP]
10742
09/11/01 - 09/12/01
Rae Lakes [Kings Canyon NP]
10600
09/13/01
Vidette Meadow [Kings Canyon NP]
9500
8/19/13 - 8/20/13
Hutchinson Meadow [John Muir Wilderness]
9490
8/22/13 - 8/23/13
Big Pete Meadow [Kings Canyon NP]
9300
8/20/13 - 8/21/13
Evolution Meadow [Kings Canyon NP]
9200
07/02/00 - 07/03/00
Jennie Lake [Jennie Lakes Wilderness]
9012
07/03/03 - 07/04/03
Highland Lakes Campground [Carson-Iceberg Wilderness]
8640
1998, 1999
Tuolumne Meadows Campground [Yosemite NP]
8600
09/10/01
Woods Creek [Kings Canyon NP]
8492
08/18/01 - 08/19/01
Gem Lake [Emigrant Wilderness]
8300
08/01/99
Whitney Portal Campground
8000

 

Conquered California State High Points

13 down, 45 to go:

County High Point Elevation Date Conquered
Alameda Rose Peak
3817
04/03/99
Amador Thunder Mountain
9410
10/16/99
Colusa Snow Mountain East
7040+
06/03/01
Contra Costa Mount Diablo
3849
06/06/99
El Dorado Freel Peak
10881
10/17/99
Lake Snow Mountain East
7056
06/03/01
Marin Mt. Tamalpais
2571
07/18/98
Napa Mt. St. Helena
4200
05/31/98
San Francisco Mt. Davidson
927
10/28/99
San Mateo Long Ridge
2600
08/29/98
Santa Cruz Mt. McPherson
3231
12/12/98
Shasta Lassen Peak
10457
09/01/99
Tehama Brokeoff Mountain
9235
08/31/99

 

Subjective lists:

Worst Trails

Date Hike Trail Hazard
06/26/99
Hiding Camp [Ventana Wilderness] Carmel River Trail overgrown
06/06/99
Mount Diablo Bald Ridge Trail overgrown
08/02/97
Mt. Tallac [Desolation Wilderness] Most of trail rocks on descent
04/17/99
Bald Mountain [Sugarloaf Ridge SP]
Brushy Peaks Trail
overgrown
05/21/98
North Kaibab Trail (Grand Canyon)
North Kaibab Trail
mule shit

 

Worst Weather

Date Hike Weather
03/21/02 Milford Track [New Zealand] rain, wind, pelting hail (much worse than Mt. Dana), at Mackinnon Pass
03/16/02 Routeburn Track [New Zealand] rain, mist, clouds (very low visibility) near Harris Saddle
08/22/99
Mt. Tallac from Lily Lake rain, hail, prolonged and massive thunder and lightning
04/02/99 - 04/04/99
Ohlone Wilderness Trail snow flurries, hail
02/06/99
Bird's Rest [Royal Gorge] blizzard
02/07/99
Lyle's Lookout [Royal Gorge] hail, snow
01/17/99
Palisade Peak [Royal Gorge] cold rain
08/14/98
Cathedral Lakes [Yosemite NP] pouring rain, lightning
07/18/98
Mt. Tamalpais [Mt. Tam SP] hot, hot, hot
04/11/98 -04/12/98
Coast Trail [Point Reyes NSS] wind gusts of 50-60 mph
08/15/98
Mount Dana [Yosemite NP] pelting hail, lightning

 

Coldest temperature recorded inside tent: 34 degrees, August 31, 1999, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Coldest temperature recorded outside: 25 degrees, August 31, 1999, Lassen Volcanic National Park




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