Dunderberg Peak Resurey

July 21 – July 27, 2019

This is a week of scientific survey work. Participants are National Parks and National Forest staff, volunteer botanists, students, research scientists and previous GLORIA workshop attendees. If you have high altitude experience, are a reasonably competent botanist, are familiar with GLORIA-style surveys, we would love to have you!

Camping

Basecamp for the Dunderberg target region peaks will be at the stunning Silverpine Lake at the base of Dunderberg Peak just north of Mono Lake, accessed via Virginia Lakes Road. A 4WD vehicle will be required for the last stretch to our basecamp. Shuttling to the basecamp is a possibility for those traveling in vehicles not up to the task. One peak will require a drive to the eastern entrance to Yosemite NP where we will park and hike. All meals and personal camping gear will need to be provided by the participant however impromptu pot-lucks are likely. If you are short of a piece of equipment, please email and I am sure that we can find something for you.

There is lake water at camp, but bring plenty of water and containers that you can fill as we go.

Just prior to these surveys some of us will be coming from surveys in the White Mountains and if we finish early there, we will possibly try to tackle Granite Lakes Peak first before arrival at basecamp.

Price

The good news about camping. It’s free!

Schedule

July 21 – Arrive at camp
July 22 – Dunderberg Low peak
July 23 – Dunderberg Middle peak
July 24 – Dunderberg High peak
July 25 – Travel day
July 26 – Granite Lakes peak
July 27 – Weather make-up day

Information

Map and Directions

From Bridgeport, CA: Drive south on US-395 for about 13 miles to Virginia Lakes Road. Turn right (west) off US-395 onto the paved Virginia Lakes Road. Continue 4.5 miles to the Dunderberg Meadows Road DMR, (gravel). Turn right (north) and proceed 1.7 miles on the DMR to a junction with a dirt road. Turn left (west) and continue for 0.2 miles. At the 4-way jct. continue straight through on the Kavenaugh Crest ORV Road (4WD) (Rd 22317). Those with less stout vehicles will leave them at this junction. From the 4-way jct, continue 1.5 miles to Silverpine Lake.

From Lee Vining, CA: Drive north on US-395 for about 12 miles to Virginia Lakes Road. Turn left (west) off UW 395 onto the paved Virginia Lakes Road. Continue 4.5 miles to the Dunderberg Meadows Road DMR, (gravel). Turn right (north) and proceed 1.7 miles on the DMR to a junction with a dirt road. Turn left (west) and continue for 0.2 miles. At the 4-way jct. continue straight through on the Kavenaugh Crest ORV Road (4WD) (Rd 22317). Those with less stout vehicles will leave them at this junction. From the 4-way jct, continue 1.5 miles to Silverpine Lake.

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