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C00002 00002 BANNER PEAK TRIP
BANNER PEAK TRIP
Banner Peak is 12,945 feet high. It is reached from Agnew
Meadows on the Eastern side of the Sierras. You take the Mammoth Mt.
turnoff from Route 395 and go past the Mammoth Ski area to Agnew
Meadows for the start of the trip.
This will be a three day trip. We will leave Thursday August
14 afternoon or evening. The drive is about 6 hours - via Tioga Pass
thru Yosemite or Sonora Pass. Fri. we hike along a trail up to the
Thousand Islands Lake-Garnet Lake area. This is an easy-moderate
hike of 7 miles with an elevation gain to 1500 feet.
Saturday- we climb the peak. Those who dont feel too
ambitious can explore some of the other nearby lakes- Thousand Island
Lake,Lake Ediza etc. or play in the snow, or just take in the
sunshine. Those who are very ambitious can climb Mt. Ritter
The climb will be over glacier and snow fields with a little
bit of easy rock scrambling here and there. Hiking boots and ice
axes are required. You can rent these, or I may be able to round up
a few. I will also bring along a safety rope (should the going get a
bit rough. I have climbed Mt. Ritter before (considered harder than
Banner) and had no difficulties. This trip will be a good
introductory alpine trip for those who have never been up a
trail-less Sierra Peak. I will give instruction in alpine techniques
for those who are interested.
Sunday,we can return via the Mammoth area hot springs for the
usual final soak.
I have left Starr's Guide (pages 40-50) and A Climber's Guide
to the High Sierra (pages 58-66, particularly page 63-route 1) in my
office for furthur reference reading. Send me a note if you are