New York Butte


By: Bob Bear


This DPS trip was to NEW YORK BUTTE on April 28-29. This "required" peak drew some 35 people out from all points of the compass, including a sizable coterie from San Diego and our Owens Valley enthusiasts, the Dedecker family. Fortunately, the stormy period shortly before the trip was scheduled had cleared up, leaving the Sierras beautifully snow-mantled from summits down to the foothills. The view of the Sierras is always a prime attraction on this climb. John Delmonte led the climbers up a hitherto unscheduled route to the summit, which proved much shorter and quicker than the long route up the trail, which usually involves backpacking and camping out overnight.

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