Gardiner Basin Backpacking for Peakbagging

After my Rainier trip, I had planned on going to the Sierras to climb with my friend Will. I had heard from Nick and Alicia that Will is insanely fast in the mountains and I was ready to test myself against his speed. Little did I know, but he has about 20 years of SierraContinue reading “Gardiner Basin Backpacking for Peakbagging”

San Gorgonio Overnight August 31

For a while my lab friend Byron had been planning an overnight backpack on San Gorgonio. After staying later in lab Friday than anticipated, I realized that the Sierras were out of reach for the weekend and I would need different plans to get me outside. With tentative peak bagging with John and Uwe onContinue reading “San Gorgonio Overnight August 31”

Williamson and Tyndall – June 27-30

For the longest time I hadn’t decided if I was going to make it on this mountain climb. However, when I became quite depressed with my progress at chemistry and quite incensed with my collaborator, I decided I needed a weekend in the mountains. Also, my friend Nick was leading the climb and I neededContinue reading “Williamson and Tyndall – June 27-30”

Split Mountain – June 21-23

Split Mountain happens again! Last year I failed on Split Mountain after getting to around 13,300ft and completing all the difficult climbing. This was my second time leading this climb and third attempt at the peak. I was determined to get to the top. It was also two weeks of me not drinking and IContinue reading “Split Mountain – June 21-23”