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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

hikineddPeak on a Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009


Part of a loop trip to visit Alta Meadow and Peak, Moose and Pear Lakes.
Posted Aug 17, 2009 3:08 pm

KVHikerAlta Watchtower Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008


Our trail led us up to through Panther Pass and then around Tharps Rock to the summit. We continued down from Alta Peak to Pear Lake, Aster Lake, Emerald Lake, Heather Lake, the Watchtower, and then down to Wolverton which is where we parked. The trip was between 15-17 miles with an elevation gain between 4000 and 5000 feet, and it took us about 11 hours to complete the loop trip.

Posted Aug 13, 2009 1:26 pm

mrchad9Winter backpack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2009


Great way to start 2009 backpacking and summit the next day. Trail sometimes hard to follow from Panther Gap to camp at Mehrteh Meadow with the snow- and very enjoyable trip.
Posted Jul 7, 2009 1:04 pm

aknatnSo close to the top, yet so far
Date Climbed: May 21, 2009
This was our first attempt this season and the snow proved to stop us just short of the summit. Beautiful views this time of the year and well worth it, just be ready for some slushy snow and slippery spots on the way. We were approx. 528 feet from the summit but the snow was too thin and we opted to stop rather than risking falling through a weak spot.
Posted Jun 24, 2009 12:52 pm

bechttWolverton Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2009


Nice easy climb with Gordon after driving up from LA. About 7 hours round trip with lunch. Amazing snow capped view up top.
Posted May 28, 2009 11:52 pm

BascuelaWhat a view!  Sucess!


Got to love the view from Alta Peak!
Posted Apr 7, 2009 4:01 am

NoonduelerTook trail from Wolverton  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1996


Fine views of the Great Western D.!
Posted Feb 3, 2009 1:55 am

justingAlta trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2008


Camped at the edge of the beautiful Alta meadow. Summited with great visibility -- could see Whitney. The views from the top makes me want to visit the Kaweahs.
Posted Jan 27, 2009 3:27 pm

selinunte01Alta Peak Trail and Lakes Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2008


Great dayhike, starting from Wolverton via Panther Gap and Alta Peak Trail. Cloudy day with some thunderstorms in the High Sierra which - thank god - did not affect us. Descent from the summit via northeast ridge and down to Pear Lake with some class 2 / 3 scramble. We used the Lakes Trail from Pear Lake back to Wolverton.
Posted Dec 10, 2008 7:07 am

dpsiebertAlta Peak Trail  Sucess!


Fun backpacking trip with a good group.
Posted Aug 22, 2008 6:05 am

NefsekWinter attempt
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2007


Attempted with basic mountaineering course back in December 07. Avalanche conditions were iffy, so we ended up summiting the peaklet right next to it. Still had some great views.
Posted Jul 28, 2008 1:17 am

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