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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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