Peak: Mount Tyndall (14018')
Route: North Rib- Class 3
From the ranger station in Lone Pine we went and got breakfast in town. I had really greasy corned beef hash that definitely helped my energy levels. After breakfast we drove to Independence and then on to the trailhead. The description of the route to the trailhead said 4wd and no stock vehicles, but we went for it and had no problems in the Subaru. The trailhead was pretty low, being around 6300' and it was hot.
We started on the trail around noon.
|Jerin starting the trail|
|Far up the canyon looking toward Owen's Valley|
|Jerin and Scott takin a break at the top of the ridge|
After we bottomed out again it was another 2000 vertical feet and a few miles to our camp. We were
going to try and make it to Shepard Pass, but we were getting tired and it was getting dark so we decided to camp just above Anvil Camp and 10400'. The next morning we woke up early and started back up the trail and made it to Shepard Pass a few hours later.
|Peak just north of Shepard Pass|
|Steep gully to Shepard Pass|
|Toward King's Canyon and Sequoia NPs|
|First view of Tyndall's North Rib|
|Jerin working his way up Williamson|
|Awesome sunset over alpine tarn|
|Sunset light on Tyndall|
|Last dying bit of light|
|Crumbling summit block|
|Scott on top of Tyndall|
|Me on top|
|Jerin is braver than me|
We hiked out in 4 hours.
|Mount Williamson on the way out|