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hgrapidStill some snow en route to Dicks Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011


Climbed with Janine Peak. The last couple hundred feet on the way to Dicks Pass had some snow, so it was tricky to follow, but the snow has melted considerably in the past couple weeks.
Posted Aug 6, 2011 9:19 pm

birdheadNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2011


Day hiked from the Bay View trail. Some snow still present heading to Dick's Pass. Excellent views of Pyramid Peak from the summit!
Posted Jul 30, 2011 1:56 pm

dkangasDayhike from Bayview  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2011
Added Jacks and Maggies for a little longer day.
Posted Jul 27, 2011 12:07 pm

ElGrecoNorth face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2011


Snowshoed from Eagle Falls trailhead. Very windy up there, but the wind scoured faces made for safe conditions and good cramponing. Not a soul in sight. Plenty of powder still out there.
Posted Feb 8, 2011 11:55 pm

mrchad9Winter Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2011


Snowshoed in from Eagle Falls trailhead... and had the place to myself all day. Up the middle of the North Face to Dicks Peak, then followed the ridge out to Jacks Peak. Very cold, windy, and cloudy, but scenic. Had a clear view of Mount Diablo even.
Posted Feb 7, 2011 2:06 am

winemanvanWith a Telescope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 1975


A few friends, my dog and I spent the night on top of Dicks. We brought a telescope and stayed up all night and watched the Russians(USSR at the time)and Americans hook up in space. We could actually tell which craft was Soviet(roundish and green tinted) and which was American(white and cone shaped). Gerald Ford was President, Top Ramen noodles were the most exciting and revolutionary thing in backpacking and my girl friend was getting ready to dump me because I was spending too much time in the Sierras. That's the truth.
Posted Mar 16, 2010 10:28 am

bizjacks, dicks, tallac  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008


This was a fun solo traverse of some major peaks in desolation wilderness. Started and finished at Lake of the Woods.
Posted Feb 18, 2010 6:23 pm

bryangastGood hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009


A nice solo day from Fallen Leaf Lake via Dicks Pass.
Posted Jan 8, 2010 1:20 am

wyopeakMikeGlen Alpine  Sucess!


I really enjoyed the day I hiked up Dicks from Glen Alpine. Some really fine views of the area. I wish I could find my pictures from that day, it was almost 20 years ago.
Posted Nov 22, 2009 12:05 pm

soslawNorth east ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2008


Clear and windy. Great panorama of the desolation wilderness.

Posted Oct 3, 2009 10:11 pm

fedakHeather Lake -> Dicks Pass Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2009


Traverse from Heather Lake to Dicks Pass out out of Glen Alpine.
Nice clear warm fall day.
2x for Dicks, first time up Jacks

Pics are here.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 1:46 pm

SpiceManNot too shabby  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2009


Fun scrambling up the ridge. Came down the scree which was fun.
Posted Sep 18, 2009 11:40 pm

Vertigo soulNE Ridge from Dick's Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

Vertigo soul

Long day hike starting from Bayview TH, up the NE Ridge of Dicks then traversed down S Ridge and up N Ridge of Jacks. Outside of people on the busy trails, only encountered one person on the traverse of the two peaks (on summit of Dicks) - very unusual for Desolation. Then traversed talus fields under east faces of Jacks and Dicks back to Dicks Pass. Beautiful day and great views!
Posted Aug 23, 2009 4:09 pm

fedakFrom Bayview via Dicks Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009


Nice summer outing from the Bayview Trailhead.
Little bit of snow left on the trail to the pass.
Dog and a guy on a cell phone on the summit.
Massive horde (~25 people) were headed up when I was heading back.
Think everyone mistook this for Tallac.

Stopped and tagged both teats of Maggie's Peaks on the return.

Pics are here.
Posted Jul 11, 2009 11:53 pm

Michael GraupeDesolation Grand Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009

Michael Graupe

Dayhike from Glen Alpine TH. After climbing Mt. Tallac traversed the ridge to Dicks Pk. Continued on to Jacks Pk and then Pyramid Pk before returning to the car which made for a very long day in a great area which I hadn't visited yet.
Some Photos.
Posted Jun 29, 2009 7:10 pm

bigbendbettyFun day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2008


Continued to small lake below and followed drainage to big lake can't remember name of...very beautiful
Posted May 18, 2009 1:37 am

tooantsymy favorite wilderness!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006


My favorite wilderness in California! Did a day hike to Dick's for the 4th of July. We took a 'short cut' through the slabs of rocks - do I recommend it? No, it was treacherous. Views were definitely rewarding though! :)
Posted Feb 20, 2009 5:25 pm

wmollandEagle Lake Dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2008


Nice dayhike with some funky ice in places and some cool frozen lakes along the way. Sick views from the top and never saw a soul all day.
Posted Dec 4, 2008 5:46 pm

Dangers PopFrom Dick's Pass via Lilly Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

Dangers Pop

Probably the best views in all of Desolation Wilderness. This summit is well worth the effort.
Posted Jun 23, 2008 11:21 am

96avs01Desolation Playtime  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2007


Climbed the NE Ridge from Dick's Pass before traversing to Jack's Peak. 2-3 Class 3 moves on the Ridge were made interesting with some early snow. More snow forecasted for Tuesday, time to throw some wax on the snowboard!
Posted Oct 8, 2007 3:19 am

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