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pdx2laxGreat Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012
Great hike! Weather was perfect, got up to the summit around 1 PM and just hung out for a few hours. No afternoon T-storms! The 10 ft climb from the logbook canister to the summit marker is not as scary as it looks.
Posted Sep 17, 2012 3:40 pm

orbitorFrom Wolverton via Panther Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2011


Been waiting to stand on the summit ever since setting eyes on the Great Western Divide from Panther Gap many years ago. Views from the gap all the way to the summit are nothing short of incredible. Combined with a perfect late summer day, this will always be one of my favorite Sierra memories.
Posted Apr 19, 2012 2:10 pm

GlennDGreat day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011


Snowshoed up on a beautiful day. Trail was hard to follow in some parts, but the view from the top and glissade down were well worth it.
Posted Jan 18, 2012 1:02 am

LincolnB1984  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 1984


Climbed this more than once -- 6/30/84 was with brothers Jon & Andrew and friend Stan. We headed cross-country to Pear Lake, I got off track and into a scary descent...
Posted Dec 6, 2011 9:22 pm

soslawSnow Slog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2011


Broke trail from Mehrten Meadows to the summit. Rewarded with views of the spectacular snow clad western divide.
Posted Nov 17, 2011 1:08 pm

balbertBeautiful day at Alta Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2011
Hiked Alta Peak yesterday solo. Beautiful day. Windy and cool on the summit. Both registers on the summit were full, so did not get to sign in. Only saw three people all day. Very little snow, although a Winter storm was on the way.
Posted Nov 4, 2011 2:39 pm

klotitoSnowy Fall Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2011


A foot of snow about 1 week before my trip made for a glorious fall hike. Ran into a mother bear with two cubs while taking a detour up to Panther Peak.
Posted Oct 14, 2011 2:35 pm

BrianChasenice  Sucess!


great views of the western divide
Posted Aug 22, 2011 4:40 pm

PaulatronHighest Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010


Great views, friendly bears, fun hike.
Posted Aug 8, 2011 10:34 pm

mcphersonm80World Class Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010


Great hike from Wolverton, several miles through dense forest with bears, and then the views open up over the Great Western Divide. From the summit, you can see Whitney. The last two miles are straight up, tough but worth it. Also is an excellent place to get engaged. :D
Posted Aug 8, 2011 5:05 pm

Niels79Lots of snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2011


The last mile of the hike was one big snow field, but so worth it
Posted Jul 28, 2011 10:54 pm

llkylejWow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2011


With two friends who had never gone hiking. Tough first hike, but well worth it. Beautiful scenery on a beautiful day with great friends--can't be beat.
Posted Jul 27, 2011 2:09 pm

EnFuegoSolo via Pear Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2009


After a hiking partner bailed on me at last minute, I decided on a solo trip to Alta Peak. I started at the normal TH at Wolverton parking lot, hiked ther Lakes Trail to Heather Lake via the Watchtower Route, than on to Aster Lake, Emerald Lake and finally Pear Lake for lunch. From Pear Lake skirted the north (east?) shoreline to the end of the lake. From here, scrambled some Class III and IV sections up to the saddle about halfway between Peak 11,328 and Alta Peak. Hiked the ridgeline and summited Alta Peak. Descended the south face Class I route around Tharps Rock, through Mehrten Meadow, Panther Gap, and then back up to join the Lakes Trail again. Nice 15 mile lollipop route.
Posted Jul 3, 2011 7:57 pm

Niels79Nice!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009


Nice round-trip to Alta Peak. 14.3 miles
Posted Apr 16, 2011 10:14 pm

OOGVerterans day


Incredible view, the frozen tablelands seemed to glisten
Posted Jan 27, 2011 11:27 pm

eyeonskyAlta Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2005


Sporadic snow past Mehrten Meadow. The final 500 feet had about 1 foot of snow. Fantastic views of the Great Western Divide on a clear day.
Posted Oct 23, 2010 12:29 am

Scott FultonAlta Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010

Scott Fulton

Took the standard trail from Wolverton. My friend's GPS registered around 8 miles each way. I loved the scenery at the top. Decided that the roundtrip to "Winter Alta" seemed way longer than we wanted to bother with.
Posted Sep 19, 2010 7:52 pm

mengboSummit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2009


lots of snow on the last 500 ft to the summit.
Posted Aug 12, 2010 4:41 pm

mdostbyPretty mellow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010


Hiked this on a beautiful day via Panther Gap, Alta Peak Trail. No bugs at all. Saw one deer and a bear.
Posted Aug 9, 2010 8:19 pm

cbuelowAlta Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2010


Knocked this out as a relatively easy dayhike with Jason and Jon. Great views from the trail and the summit...
Posted Jul 31, 2010 7:23 pm

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