So Jose and I did Cloud Ripper and Vagabond. We got up at 5:30 and headed out at 6, started the hike about 8:30. All in all my Gaia track says a total ascent of 3597' and distance of 6.7 miles. It also shows a max altitude of 13,445', though the sign at the peak said 13,531' and the topo map says 13,525'. Total hiking time was 6:18. Though I didn't have much in the way of soreness after the hike (I feared my knee would be complaining) I did get a nasty headache on the way back down that took the rest of the evening and a couple doses each of ibuprofen and Tylenol to finally clear up about 9 PM.
Richard and Amy (well, more Amy I think) weren't thrilled with our departure time so they stayed in camp that morning then did the hike from camp to the top of Green Lake where we had parked to start the hike. Apparently it didn't take them much longer to make the hike than it did for Jim and some of the others to drive it. We made contact via HAM with Jim while we were on the peak having lunch and they were just Richard and Amy were just arriving at the spot we had left our trucks.
A few of the guys did some fishing in Baker lake, about 1.5 miles from camp as well. They were catching trout about as fast as they could put a fly in the water, but none were bigger than perhaps 6" so it took longer to toss them back than to catch them.
Even without the hike/climb (I'm told this was a class III scramble; there was certainly plenty of scrambling involved near each peak) there were plenty of great views. The area is very diverse. Some parts feel like Death Valley, some like the Sierras, and some like Colorado. A couple of times you would come over a hill and literally be stopped in your tracks by the view of the Sierra Crest. Just way beyond anything I can capture in pics, but here is my gallery:
All in all a great trip - too bad more of you couldn't make it up. Camping at 10,000' is a bit of a challenge but well worth it. I haven't spent much time on the eastern slope, but I can tell I need to plan more stuff up that way. It's a great half-way area for each club so hopefully we can put some more events together in the future.