Bob Burd's California Travels

Last Updated: Thu Jan 29 12:15:26 2015

While I still favor the Sierra Nevada, I can no longer claim to only stray now and then. I'm running out of the higher peaks in the Sierra, so I end up rambling about other parts of California as well as nearby states. If you're interested in a particular peak, they are listed in chronological order below, but not all peak names appear if you try to do a search. There is an alphabetized list below that has all of the peaks listed, just select the letter of interest. Almost all of my hiking/scrambling/climbing involves dayhikes of varying durations, some more than 20hrs in length. This is all part of a somewhat haphazard effort to show that any peak in California can be dayhiked given enough determination. That, and I happen to like hiking - a lot. :-)
Latest Comment: 01/28/15 09:33:44 - #961 (#960)
Never got to do Snake Dike as the leaders back when we had a rock climbing section thought that I wasn't ready for it, and I'd agree. I had trouble on Monday Morning Slab and couldn't do a 5.8, by them, back when we ran a rock climbing festival over Memorial Day weekend. It was about the time of the end of the rock climbing in the club, as it may even have led to someone's death. I tried to offer my skills to lead Jeff Davis Peak, class 4, about my level of comfort, and an intro to more technical routes for the peak baggers. That didn't go so well. None of the experienced and capable climbers from then would support me. "Peak bagger" was their term of derision. I got to see it as unsupported, as most of the kids doing the challenging stuff did so on their own. Most or all of the peak section refused technical. Then the beer. I figured I could get back into it when the time came, but that never happened. Best left to pro athletes, I went on to telemarking and fine dining, relaxing and enjoying. Being generally disbelieved even as far as my peak bagging, I did my routes, safely and mostly successfully, with moderation. Aside from scrapes, no SAR needed or any medical, aside from perhaps the shrinks. Some scanned Super 8 of those times at my website.

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2012 Sierra Peaks (41)
  • 11/7 
  • North Kettle - Kettle Pinnacle - 2 others
  • 11/6 
  • Sugarloaf
  • 10/16 
  • Tobias - Bull Run - 5 others
  • 10/15 
  • Fish BM - Hermit Rock - 6 others
  • 10/14 
  • Hockett Peak
  • 10/7 
  • Cattle - Junction Butte - Squaw Dome
  • 10/6 
  • Fresno Dome - Iron - 3 others
  • 9/27 
  • Deadwood Peak - Peak 9,205ft
  • 9/26 
  • Tryon Peak - Peak 9,960ft
  • 9/25 
  • Peak 10,833ft - Big Sam - Peak 9,115ft
  • 9/19 
  • Tom - Peak 9,691ft - Musick
  • 9/18 
  • Evon BM - Peak 11,515ft
  • 9/12 
  • Walker - Hanging Valley Ridge - 2 others
  • 9/11 
  • Center - Hawksbeak - 2 others
  • 9/10 
  • Tioga Crest - Mt. Scowden
  • 8/28 
  • Dennison Mountain
  • 8/27 
  • Lawson Peak - Kaweah Queen
  • 8/19 
  • Tyndall West - Polychrome Peak
  • 8/18 
  • Barnard East
  • 8/17 
  • Indian Rock
  • 8/16 
  • Vennacher Needle
  • 8/15 
  • Kid Mtn. - Big Kid Mtn.
  • 8/14 
  • Barrett Peak
  • 8/13 
  • Ski Mountaineers Peak - Peak 13,020ft
  • 8/12 
  • Mt. Gould
  • 8/11 
  • Leonard Minaret
  • 8/10 
  • Eocene Peak - Kettle Peak
  • 8/8 
  • Hiram - Airola - 3 others
  • 7/26 
  • Brown - Nelson - 2 others
  • 7/25 
  • Hoffman - Finger Rock - 3 others
  • 7/19 
  • Paradise Peak - Amphitheater Dome
  • 7/18 
  • Mineral - Peak 12,109ft - Peak 12,100ft
  • 7/12 
  • Palmer Mountain
  • 6/19 
  • Peak 11,357ft - Rafferty - 2 others
  • 6/14 
  • Yosemite's Falls Ridge
  • 6/9 
  • Leaning Tower - Lower Cathedral Rock - 3 others
  • 6/8 
  • Half Dome/Snake Dike
  • 6/7 
  • Royal Arches
  • 6/6 
  • Cathedral - Eichorn Pinnacle - 3 others
  • 4/1 
  • Lincoln - Disney - Crows Nest
  • 3/31 
  • Mt. Judah