North Palisade, Le Conte Route, with John Kreutzer and Scott Taylor 7.20.07

John first contacted SMC a few years ago about doing the Le Conte Route but it took a while to get it together and actually make it happen. John and Scott hiked in a couple of days early to acclimatize and SP hiked in and met them there late. This is not the usual way we do our trips, but it worked out well here. Camp was in Palisade Basin at one of the small tarns high up under Thunderbolt that we often use for the Fourteeners Camp. We left camp at first light and hiked across slabs towards the gully that leads to the top of u-Notch. We often [...]