Trip Report: Laurel Mountain

This is a classic sierra scramble up a stunning peak.  It’s different than many of the backcountry climbs for a few different reasons.  For one, it’s not really backcountry- you are less than an hour from your car and the route starts barely off the trail.   The route itself is mostly slab climbing/walking up a large face for thousands of feet, and the much of the rock is limestone and shale.   This feels different than the granite ridge climbing often experienced in the high sierra.

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