Mount Silliman

24-Aug-97 (Leaders: Erick Schumacher, Gordon MacLeod)

By: Barbara Lilley


Seven participants (there were 3 no-shows) backpacked from Lodgepole in Sequoia National Park to Twin Lakes Sat. under partly cloudy skies. Original plans had been to camp before reaching the lakes but unfortunately the outlet stream was dry. All seven climbed Mt. Silliman on Sunday, a beautiful Sierra day. From Silliman Pass we proceeded south along the north ridge until the HIGH Class 3 section was reached and then rejected. We dropped down to the canyon to the west, climbed to an easy Class 3 notch above Little Lake and headed east up to the summit. Three newcomers-Scott Noel (who flew out from Chicago!), Stephanie Strode, and Dave Whittaker-all proved well qualified for future SPS trips. Other participants were Ellen Lady and Barbara Lilley. It is recommended that participant information sheets for trips in Sequoia Park include an advisory to obtain campground reservations for Friday night as far in advance as possible.


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