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Bob BurdRoute Climbed: Alta Peak Trail, return via Pear Lake Date Climbed: July 31, 2002  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Climbed with mconnell. Like he said, a nice day. I just wish I could have climbed that last 15 feet on Tharps Rock. :)

Trip Report
Posted Jul 31, 2002 2:44 pm

mconnellRoute Climbed: Up trail, down Pear Lake Date Climbed: July 29, 2002  Sucess!
Went up the trail from Wolverton to the summit. Very hazy due to fires and there were a ton of obnoxious bugs at the top. Went down a loose, class 2 gulley just west of the summit, and then class 2/3 down the cliffs to Pear Lake (snwburd went the hard way down the cliffs. Didn't sound like class 3 to me!). Back down the trail past Watch Tower to the car. Really nice day hike.
Posted Jul 31, 2002 1:01 pm

forjanRoute Climbed: Alta Peak Trail Date Climbed: June 8, 2002  Sucess!


Another great day hike. Started at Wolverton (elev: 7250') and in about 3 miles or so you reach Panther Gap---good view of the Kaweah Canyon and Great Western Divide. The last 800 vertical feet there was sun-cupped snow. I must say the summit of Alta Peak provides excellent views. It is worth to do this hike.
Posted Jun 10, 2002 10:10 am

Dave DalyRoute Climbed: Alta Peak Trail Date Climbed: Sept. 11 2001  Sucess!

Dave Daly

Nice views of the Tablelands, Mt. Silliman, Milestone Mountain and the Coppermine Pass. Fun jog, nice warm up.
Posted May 18, 2002 6:10 pm

synne.chadwickRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: August 2000  Sucess!


Awesome peak. It is easy to do in a day, and the view from the summit is spectacular.

I wouldrecommend to hike it in the fall when there is less mosquitos in the forest....
Posted May 18, 2002 5:51 am

darinchadwickRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: July 2000  Sucess!


What a great hike. After so many east side climbs, a view from a western mountain felt like discovering a new range.
Posted Mar 29, 2002 8:28 am

markmanRoute Climbed: Alta Peak ski trail Date Climbed: 1/92  Sucess!
Spent the night near the summit. I'm a better climber than skier, so my skiing friends had more fun on the way down than did I.

Posted Feb 2, 2002 8:17 pm

dshoeRoute Climbed: Alta Peak Trail Date Climbed: 08-99  Sucess!


Nice peak! One of the highest on the western side of Sequoia NP. Did this hike as a day hike. The trail, from Wolverton to the summit, is about 8 miles one way. Don't remember how long it took me to do the route, but do remember the weather conditions distinctly! Very heavy thunderstorms moved in as I neared the upper slopes of the peak. I debated to turn back, however, I was so close, so I kept going. Made the summit in nearly zero visability! Bad part about it is that I decided to go ultralight weight for the hike, and only took a plastic rain poncho instead of the Gore-Tex! A very memorable experience, to say the least. Never saw the summit register that is supposed to be on top.......................Oh well, guess that's a reason to go back and do it again someday!
Posted Dec 20, 2001 5:19 pm

mpbroRoute Climbed: Alta Peak Trail Date Climbed: 28 October 2001  Sucess!


Very enjoyable dayhike on the day before the year's first big snowstorm. Saw nobody after Panther Gap, but had to rush from the summit at 2:30, because the time changed on this day, and we would lose sun before 5:30.

Morgan Brown's Alta Peak trip report
Posted Nov 7, 2001 6:23 pm

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