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T. WhiteExcellent hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2017

T. White

I can see why Alta is so popular... the summit is more elevated than it looks from below, and give a wonderful soaring feeling. Summit registers (plural) were chock full, but the ammo box has rusted through in the water-filled granite pothole where it's been placed. Was glad to get an hour on the summit with a very congenial bunch before the gasping hordes came up the trail.

Weather was outstanding, but smog continued to fill up the valley until you couldn't see the bottom.
Posted Oct 19, 2017 2:12 am

gordonyeFrom Pear Lake
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2017


Climbed from Pear Lake to the saddle near "Winter Alta Peak". My buddy Mike Chen made it to the summit, while I descended with my friend Todd who experienced a serious anxiety attack.
Posted Sep 18, 2017 1:39 am

BobD3standard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2016


Late season climb on a beautiful day. Views were superb.
Posted Nov 14, 2016 7:46 pm

StartingOverAmazing Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2016


The trail to the summit also went through some grand forests and meadows full of wildflowers.
Posted Aug 15, 2016 3:30 pm

cabTrail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2016


Tremendous views from the summit! Pretty busy on the trail and on top. Visited the nearby General Sherman Tree afterwards back in the land of paved trails and selfie sticks.
Posted Jul 11, 2016 6:43 pm

trexkerryFrom Wolverton  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2016
Very popular peak, I counted at least 8 entries in the summit register before mine on this holiday weekend. On descent I hit Panther Peak and then cross country back to Wolverton. This was a most enjoyable hike.
Posted Jul 3, 2016 9:32 pm

TasaioVery nice day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2015


During late summer 2015, I was staying in the area with a friend an we decided to hike up some of the mountains in the park. Alta Peak was a very nice but also very long day hike from Wolverton. The hike itself is not very difficult and no climbing skills are required to reach the summit.
Posted Jan 26, 2016 6:08 am

DukeJHPass the DEET Please  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2015


Nice hike but for the mosquitos down low. Great views from a good Class2 introductory summit block.
Posted Jun 25, 2015 1:56 pm

WallylongridgeLong walk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2015


A good walk, up a nice peak. Great views!
Posted Jun 18, 2015 1:18 pm

jrnewmannFun "Winter" Day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2015


Hiked solo from Wolverton President's day weekend, took about 3 hours to summit. Trail is in good shape, little bit of snow before Panther gap but nothing troubling. More snow after the split for the summit trail, and then the last 700 or so vertical feet were covered. Hiked the snow field without crampons or snowhshoes, just followed someone elses tracks and used the exposed granite to get to the top. Gorgeous day, gorgeous views. First time up this peak and it was a ton of fun. first real "winter" climb but winter conditions certainly weren't prevailing.
Posted Mar 16, 2015 4:04 pm

charitydominicGreat hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010


Fun hike as part of a backpack. With full packs. And lots of bees.
Posted Oct 30, 2014 7:26 pm

ScottWhitneyBoundClear october skies  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2014


Awesome views 360 degrees. Only three others attempted the summit on this day.
Posted Oct 19, 2014 3:19 pm

pschlaisvia Panther Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2013


Very enjoyable climb, great views from the summit. Insects were particularly bad that day but weren't a problem as long as you kept moving
Posted Apr 26, 2014 6:35 pm

hauntedbymediocrityWhat a view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2013


Posted Jul 29, 2013 5:30 pm

pBergFirst peak over 4000'  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011


Joined YK and a handful of other Bay Area folks for a day trip. Gorgeous weather. My first peak over 4000ft and my first introduction to altitude sickness :(
Posted Jul 2, 2013 6:39 pm

countrykyleSnowy Alta  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2012


Post holed the last 1000ft, but the view was worth it!
Posted May 16, 2013 10:10 pm

Larry LavertySouthwest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2013

Larry Laverty

It may be spring on the calendar but this was a winter climb. Snow, with a few breaks, all the way from 1 mile out of Wolverton. On the upper half, no sign of a trail and no tracks so freestyled the route. Straight up the southwest face. Crampons for the last several hundred feet as snow conditions varied. Warm temperatures for the day lower on the mountain melted off significant amounts of snow just in the course of the day, the trail will be dusty before long.
Posted Apr 11, 2013 7:00 pm

Terry FazioSunny October Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2012

Terry Fazio

Solo hike last October on a beautiful clear day. Only saw a couple other people the whole day, mostly at the summit. I plan on coming back this summer & bringing the family this time.
Posted Mar 30, 2013 9:29 pm

Bill562Winter Alta ski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2013


Solo from camp above the hut. Busy area, snow levels are low for this time of year. There was a crevasse at about 10K level, easy to miss especially if you are skiing, better to stay in the main chute (closer to the hut).
Posted Feb 19, 2013 11:08 pm

countrykyleThanksgiving Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2012


Summited the day after Thanksgiving. Beautiful weather. Even got into the upper 70's by the time we left the summit. Pretty sustained snow above 9,000ft. Post holed the last mile through knee deep snow and had the summit to ourselves! Great way to spend a holiday! (countrykyle.wordpress.com)
Posted Nov 30, 2012 5:25 pm

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