28 - 30 May 2005
2 Night trip to Sonora Peak, ~6 miles
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map of route
genti's pictures
victor's pictures
Victor packing up at the trailhead Leavitt Peak in Emigrant Wilderness Genti and Victor on the trail, full winter conditions at the end of May?!
View east View west Genti heading to our original goal, the saddle the PCT crosses
View from our first night shelter, a rock cave Me and Victor admiring the view
Photo taken by Genti Cuni
Entrance to our accommodations
Another view of the cave View outside the cave, looking east Potential path up to the ridge, we opted for the rock chute instead
Contrails View looking west through the rock window View looking east through the rock window
Sunset, looking south Sunset looking east through the rock window Sunset to the west
Beautiful clouds Rock chute we ascended Victor preparing for the next section
Victor, the fearless leader Looking back down the chute Last tricky section, straight up the snowfield (ice axe and crampons would've been useful)
Victor kicking steps into the snow/ice Genti coming up Genti on a steep section
Looking back down the way we came Victor and me signing the summit register
Photo taken by Genti Cuni
Genti taking the next picture (summit register entry)
Our beautiful entry, first of the year
Photo taken by Genti Cuni
Me taking photos
Photo taken by Genti Cuni
DOT Sonora Peak marker
Looking towards Stanislaus Peak View Southeast View of 108 and the route we took
View east, White Mountains in the far distance Looking back up at Sonora Peak Ridge leading to Stanislaus Peak
Genti descending the ridge Me and Victor heading back to the snow cave
Photo taken by Genti Cuni
Entrance to our snow cave, which Genti and Victor slaved away building
Genti descending the ridge Looking back up the ridge Victor digging the snow cave
Sunset looking east North West
Beautiful reflection Genti documenting the lichen Snow cave entrance
Me and Victor heading back to the snow cave
Photo taken by Genti Cuni
Entrance to our snow cave, which Genti and Victor slaved away building Genti inside the snow cave
Another view of the inside Beautiful snow Our first glissade path
View of the rock outcrop we spent our first night in Another view of our descent path Genti glissading
Victor preparing to glissade Victor glissading Looking back up
Another view of the rock outcrop Close up of the rock window Our descent path
Our ascent path

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