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Spearhead Traverse

Spearhead Traverse

Location: Tioga Pass – Saddlebag LakeElevation Change: 5,600’Length of Tour: 35K or 22 miles not included ski area lifts and groomer return In the late 90’s I skied the Spearhead Traverse route with Norma and Dave Bowers, and Steve Reynaud. This classic...
Mt. Conness

Mt. Conness

Location: Tioga Pass – Saddlebag LakeSummit Elevation: 12,590’Elevation Change: 3,050′ I used to ski Tioga Pass area a lot but haven’t been there in awhile. In the late 90’s I started going to Mt. Conness in June, usually at the end of the season because...
Mt. Starr

Mt. Starr

Location: Rock Creek near MammothSummit Elevation: 12,832’Elevation Change: 4,000′ I’m reposting an old one from sometime  in the early 2000’s. I was knocking out the ski tours in the John Moynier Guidebook and skied this one with John and...
Mt. Dade

Mt. Dade

Location: Little Lakes Valley – Rock Creek near MammothSummit Elevation: 11,732’Elevation Change: 4,700’Recommended Map: Hoover Wilderness by Tom Harrison I skied Mt.Dade with a customer named Tucker maybe around 2000. The Moynier book called it an...
Mt. Morgan – South

Mt. Morgan – South

Location: Little Lakes Valley – Rock Creek near MammothSummit Elevation: 13,754’Elevation Change: 4,800′ This was another peak I skied with John, Tony, and Aaron Martin in maybe the late 90’s. It was just before Aaron died skiing off the summit...
Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak

Location: Bridgeport, CA – Twin Lakes CampgroundSummit Elevation: 11,732’Elevation Change: 4,700’Recommended Map: Hoover Wilderness by Tom Harrison These pictures are from an old website post when I skied Victoria Peak first around 2004 with John...
Dragon Peak

Dragon Peak

Location: Dragon PeakSummit Elevation: 12,955’Elevation Change: 3,800’Recommended Map: Kearsarge Pass/Rae Lake by Tom Harrison These pictures are from a 5 day Ski Tour with Dan Molnar in May of 2011. The Dragon Peak North Couloir was a highlight we looked...
Independence Peak

Independence Peak

Location: Independence PeakSummit Elevation: 11,744Elevation Change: 2,700 This is a great introduction to East Side skiing at a moderate difficulty. With no approach time and a few hours, you can knock out a really cool looking and pointy mountain with awesome views....
Carson Peak

Carson Peak

Location: Carson PeakSummit Elevation: 10,909′Elevation Change: 3600′Map: Tom Harrison – Mammoth High Country Carson Peak is the beautiful crown-like mountain above June Lake, and very nearby to June Mountain Ski Resort. You could even traverse over from there, but it...
Basin Peak

Basin Peak

Location: Basin MountainSummit Elevation: 13,240′Elevation Change: 5500′Map: Tom Harrison – Mono Divide High Country Basin Mountain was one of my first Eastern Sierra Ski Descents in the early 90’s. A common story. It’s the most inviting big peak in a chain of big...
Mt. Goddard

Mt. Goddard

Location:  Northern Kings Canyon National ParkElevation: 13,568′Elevation Change: about 5000’ and multi-dayRecommended Map: Kings Canyon High Country – Tom Harrison Mt. Goddard can be seen from most every big Eastern Sierra Peak from Bishop to Big Pine. Eric Ongerth...
Mt. Brewer

Mt. Brewer

Location: Mt. BrewerSummit Elevation: 13,570Base Elevation: 6,370Elevation Change: 7,200Recommended Map: Kearsarge Pass/Rae Lake & Mt. Whitney High Country by Tom Harrison Jahren, Danny and Seth joined me on this amazing 4 day ski tour in the first week of May...
Mt. Goode

Mt. Goode

Location:  South Lake above Bishop, CAElevation: 13,085’Elevation Change: 3,317’Recommended Map: Bishop Pass – Tom Harrison The view of Mt. Goode from Long Lake is one you’ll never forget, and quite easy to reach from your car. What you...
Mt. Sill

Mt. Sill

Location:  Palisades above Big Pine, CA Elevation: 14,153′ Elevation Change: 5,900′ Recommended Map: kings Canyon High Country – Tom Harrison Mt. Sill is the BIG guy you see from hwy 395 in Big Pine, CA. This 14er sits proud in the center of the...
Mt. Emerson

Mt. Emerson

Location: Buttermilks above Bishop, CA or access from Aspendale Elevation: 13,225′ Elevation Change: … Recommended Map: Mono Divide – Tom Harrison The North Couloir of this peak starts the butterflies twirling in your stomach when you see it from the...
Esha Peak

Esha Peak

Location: McGee Creek Trailhead near Mammoth LakesElevation: 12,200’Elevation Change: 4,500’Recommended Map: … Esha is a picturesque little peak that is easy to see and access right off hwy 395 with an ideal layout. Park on pavement where the snow...
Mt. Johnson

Mt. Johnson

Location: South Lake above BishopElevation: 12,871’Elevation Change: 3,103’Recommended Map: Bishop Pass – Tom Harrison I won’t forget this day and need to go repeat this peak soon. These pics are from April 27, 2009. I joined up with John Morrison,...
Mt. McGee

Mt. McGee

Location: Near Crowley Lake and Mammoth on hwy 395Elevation: 10,871’Elevation Change: 3,200’Recommended Map: … Mt. McGee is the most accessible big peak in the eastern sierra, which explains why mammoth Mountain Ski Corp built their first chair lift...
Mt. Gilbert

Mt. Gilbert

Location: Near Bishop, CA – East Side of the SierraElevation Change: 3,338’Recommended Map: Tom Harrison Maps – Bishop Pass Mt. Gilbert 13,106’ – I love Mt. Gilbert for its friendly terrain, easily skied in a half day by competent backcountry skiers....
Mt. Lassen, CA

Mt. Lassen, CA

Location: Mt. Lassen National ParkElevation Change: 2-4000’Recomended Map: National Geographic – Lassen National Park Mt. Lassen 10,457′ is a friendly Northern California peak to ski. There are small sub peaks surrounding it and a nice view to the...
Bishop Bowl

Bishop Bowl

Location: Bishop, CAElevation Change: 3,700′ total vertical   8,300′ – 12,000′ I have only skied Bishop Bowl in the springtime looking for corn. This is a high elevation peak, mostly facing east. The sun and wind rough up the surface a bit, but...
Mt. Shasta, CA

Mt. Shasta, CA

Location: Northern border of CaliforniaDuration: 5-10 hoursElevation Change: 6860′ – 14,179’Recomended Map: Mt. Shasta – Tom Harrison “She’s a big dog”, Jamie Schectman told us all as he rallied my friends and I onto our first...

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