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Mount Agassiz, CA
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Mount Agassiz, CA 
Mount Agassiz, CA
 
Hiking avatar Aug 13 2009
Jim_H
Hiking12.00 Miles 4,100 AEG
Hiking12.00 Miles   8 Hrs      1.50 mph
4,100 ft AEG
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There are at least 2 Mount Agassiz in California. One by Tahoe, and this one at the north end of the Palisades sub range of the Sierra, just southwest of Bishop, CA. Mount Agassiz is 13,891', and I started at the South Lake trailhead at 9800' and took the Bishop Pass Trail to Bishop Pass. It is a surprisingly busy trail. From the pass I went up the WNW slope of Agassiz for about 2000' of scrambling. I tried to keep it class 3, but I kept ending up on class 2 stuff. I went down the way I came. The trail was much nicer with all the day people gone.

This was my backup peak last Labor Day went I did Whitney via the MR. I'm glad I did Whitney, because this wasn't as good as I hoped it would be. It was an OK day trip, with some cool views of Hurd Peak and the Palisades area, including the glacier, but it wasn't a very interesting climb overall. At least it made another good summit for my trip. Personally, I felt the best part of this mountain was gaining a view of the Palisades sub range of the Sierra. At the north end of this feature, Agassiz is well positioned for viewing it.
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