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Best mountains to hike in CA?

I would like to take several amazing backpacking adventures this Spring and Summer.

 

Does anyone have a mountain they have climbed/hiked that they recommend?

 

Many thanks!

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“Did you bring the Sierras?” is correct for the beer, however.

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Thank you all for the many ideas! How about Mt. Ritter? That mountain looks really pretty

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I have never done Ritter, but many routes are listed in my 1976 guidebook -classes 2,3,4, and 5.  The class 3 route from the Ritter-Banner Saddle ends with the notation "This is a hazardous route and has claimed many lives".  I would suggest getting current beta.

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A hiking buddy of mine said he and his companion nearly died on the class 3 Mount Ritter route. Rockfalls! 

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As for Mt Ritter, approaching the crux of the "easy" way, my partner, on her hardest mountain yet turns to me and says, "If I die here, tell my sons I love them." 

Have a nice climb!

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