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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

biz2x  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2008


Very fun and enjoyable winter ascents.
Posted Jul 29, 2010 1:54 pm

jonhershFrom Wolverton via Panther Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2010


Nice dayhike. Incredible views.
Posted Jul 27, 2010 1:09 pm

Zenice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010


added in Panther Peak and got to 12' overhang on Tharp's Rock
Posted Jul 26, 2010 4:54 pm

boyblueFrom Woverton  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 1988


Camped at Mehrton(spelling?) Meadow where my new stove exploded! Awesome view!
Posted Jun 30, 2010 11:54 pm

JimWallaceFirst West Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2010


We hit this one NewYork style.There was much virgin snow all over so we had to blaze our own path to the summit.After reaching the wrong peak we had to double back and reclimb making our day an 8000ft day with over 18 miles of hiking.According to the logbook,we were the first there in almost a months time.It was a great hike and an exceptional summit
Posted Jun 20, 2010 11:15 pm

rhyangvia Pear Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2010


Snowcamped at Pear Lake. Beautiful day, good snow conditions. Short but fun third class scrambling in crampons.

Also did it in Jan 2007 via Pear Lake, and Dec 2004 via Tharpe Rock gully.
Posted Mar 29, 2010 9:49 am

SkyPilot84winter alta peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2010


Summited as part of an overnight backcountry ski/snowboard trip. There's a sweet 3-person snow cave at 36.60315N, 118.66838W. Might last until the next storm.
Posted Mar 19, 2010 6:49 pm

KapelmuurStill the highest, for now.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2005


Fun day and still the highest peak I've climbed, thus I post. Compelled to shatter that record this year, barring unforeseen circumstances!
Posted Jan 25, 2010 3:55 pm

missymtngirlFirst 11,000 foot peak!...yeah...yeah....yeah


After our road trip we were on a high (or at least I was), and we decided to up the ante by climbing our first 11,000 ft peak. We were greeted by the usual suspects...those cute, furry, somewhat annoying marmots.
Posted Aug 20, 2009 5:40 am

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