Mt. Williamson (14,375′) / Mt. Tyndall (14,018′) June 29-July 3

Exciting views of remote part of the Sierra and supurb route conditions greeted us on this annually scheduled SMI trip.  We allow 5 days to tackle two of the Sierra’s most remote 14ers.  Mt. Williamson at 14,375′  is the second highest peak in California and access to the peak is restricted past July 15.  Mt. Tyndall lies outside of the closure area located closer to Shepherd Pass.  The climbs are enjoyable ascents involving 3rd class climbing over excellent quality Sierra granite.  Breathtaking views from the summits add to the majestic beauty of these peaks.

Back row left to right:  Ed Saenz, Lori Nissen, Julie Harden, Reid Lidow, Cory Cline.  Front row guides Sara Berghoff and Kurt Wedberg

Back row left to right: Ed Saenz, Lori Nissen, Julie Harden, Reid Lidow, Cory Cline. Front row guides Sara Berghoff and Kurt Wedberg

Julie, Kurt, and Ed relaxing at camp before dinner.

Julie, Kurt, and Ed relaxing at camp before dinner.

Mt. Tyndall lit up by early morning sunlight as seen from our approach to Mt. Williamson

Mt. Tyndall lit up by early morning sunlight as seen from our approach to Mt. Williamson

Beginning up the West Face of Mt. Williamson

Beginning up the West Face of Mt. Williamson

Lori, Julie, and Ed enjoying climbing the steep snow high on the West Face of Mt. Williamson.

Lori, Julie, and Ed enjoying climbing the steep snow high on the West Face of Mt. Williamson.

Ed and Julie on the 3rd class finish on the West Face of Mt. Williamson.

Ed and Julie on the 3rd class finish on the West Face of Mt. Williamson.

Summit photo on Mt. Williamson

Summit photo on Mt. Williamson

North Rib of Mt. Tyndall from camp

North Rib of Mt. Tyndall from camp

Cory, Reid, Ed, and Sara beginning the ascent of the North Rib of Mt. Tyndall

Cory, Reid, Ed, and Sara beginning the ascent of the North Rib of Mt. Tyndall

Sara topping out on the North Rib of Mt. Tyndall

Sara topping out on the North Rib of Mt. Tyndall

Ed on the summit block of Mt. Tyndall

Ed on the summit block of Mt. Tyndall

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