Here are files for planning a trip to Taboose Pass May 5 2007, in the Sierras.
See the National Weather Service's 7 Day Forecast for Taboose Pass here.
Cardinal Mountain, 4083 meters high, can be climbed via Taboose Pass, or directly up the east ridge from Red Lake Creek up a trail to Stecker Flat and up the east ridge. Should all be class 2, snow permitting. Striped Mountain (13,120'+) and Goodale Mountain (12,790') are also said to be class 2 from Taboose Pass.
The most relavent USGS topo quads are Mt Pinchot and Split Mountain , and secondarily Aberdeen.png and Fish Springs which are available in my Maps folder along with pieces of all 4 quads put together in TaboosePassMap.png
Here are some links showing how beautiful it would be.
http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/1326840985048552364EjYpBYBeautiful view from Cardinal in the Spring!
http://angeles.sierraclub.org/sps/archives/sps00126.htm Trip Reports
http://angeles.sierraclub.org/sps/archives/sps00017.htm Trip Reports
http://www.angeles.sierraclub.org/sps/archives/sps01817.htm Trip Reports
http://www.karpel.org/Ron/Peaks/CardinalMtn00.html picture and links for Cardinal Mountain
http://www.climber.org/TripReports/1996/160.html Trip Report
http://www.climber.org/TripReports/1999/532.html Trip Report
http://www.geosci.unc.edu/faculty/glazner/AerialTour/SplitMtn/split.html Geology of Cardinal
http://www.geosci.unc.edu/faculty/glazner/AerialTour/SplitMtn/Leg1.html Aerial pictures of Cardinal
http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/153960/cardinal-mountain.html Cardinal Mountain web page
http://www.etreking.com/eTreking/Pages/SouthSierraEast.html#TabooseAnchor brief info on Taboose pass and peaks nearby.
http://www.summitpost.org/route/164712/direct-east-ridge.html Eric Lee's east ridge route up Cardinal Mountain in April.
http://www.climber.org/DrivingDirections/redlake.html - driving directions to Red Lake trailhead, for the trail to Stecker Flat
And here are some pictures I took, some pictures Charles took , and some pictures Steve took.