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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

bechtt

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!

Bascuela

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

Noondueler

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

justingAlta trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2008

justing

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

selinunte01

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

itpimpsRe: Winter attempt

itpimps

I went with you on that trip in December. My roommate and I are heading back up toward Alta Peak Thanksgiving weekend for a few days. We're getting ready for a Rainier trip that we scheduled through RMI in March. Let me know if you are around that weekend...
Posted Oct 16, 2008 6:09 pm

dpsiebertAlta Peak Trail  Sucess!

dpsiebert

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

NefsekWinter attempt
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2007

Nefsek

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

Michael GraupeFrom Wolverton via Panther Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2008

Michael Graupe

Easy half day walk. Saw two bear cubs climbing around on a tree. I did wonder where mama bear was though. Views weren't great since it was so smokey.
Posted Jul 28, 2008 12:07 am

WyoNativePerfect  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

WyoNative

weather, although the last mile or so sucked--it seemed like it was straight up......Really nice hike overall, though.
Posted Jul 7, 2008 1:59 am

DunedainRound trip to Pear Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2006

Dunedain

Three of us did Alta Peak from the the alta peak trail and then down the scree to Pear Lake. Took a dip in the lake and hiked back out via the Lakes trail. Long day, but really worth it!
Posted Jun 13, 2008 8:42 pm

mdoughertyVia Alta Meadow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

mdougherty

Fun backpack to Alta Meadow with a Sierra Club group, then straight up to the peak.
Posted Apr 22, 2008 2:24 am

BonesawGot Engaged On Alta Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Bonesaw

Told Emy that we were just going out for a day hike to Alta Peak. By the time we topped out, all that she could think about was food. I knealed down and stuck my hand in my pack. She thought I was getting our lunch, but instead my hand emerged from the pack with an engagement ring. She was totally surprised, but quickly said YES!
Posted Jan 11, 2008 10:27 am

lcarreauAlta vista Peak view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 1996

lcarreau

Lots of snow on the trail in May. Requires route-finding
skills , especially if you continue to Moose Lake. I
would recommend a person to continue on to Moose Lake.
Allow plenty of time, and you won't be disappointed.
If the marmots find your sandwich, they won't be disappointed,
either!!!
Posted Dec 8, 2007 9:17 pm

catullusturkey day on alta peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2007

catullus

Led group of five (peter, pi-chuan, amanda, brad, and me) via pear lake with Stanford's Redwood Outdoors Club. Had thanksgiving dinner at pear lake (including freeze-dried turkey meals!). Just enough snow to make punching through in between boulders annoying.
Posted Nov 25, 2007 10:30 pm

kommishWhat a view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

kommish

Solo hike, ran into mountain lion on trail about 20 min into hike....he let me slide past him. Then about 2 miles later black bear sitting in ferns, just keeping on treking. Rest of hike was great.
Posted Oct 11, 2007 3:52 pm

TwillsSki it!

Twills

I was skiing the Sierra High Route and we couldn't resist taking some time off and skiing off the summit of Alta... Fun.
Posted Sep 24, 2007 7:14 pm

EastcoastMikeNice walk!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

EastcoastMike

The trail was a little crowded, but nice.
Posted Sep 12, 2007 11:04 pm

HikingBootsHad to turn around
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2004

HikingBoots

Started off as a solo hike, then had to turn around with the top of the peak in near sight due to thunderstorm approaching.
Posted Sep 7, 2007 2:02 am

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