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BCLGranite Chief Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2014


Granite Chief Trail. More scenic than expected. On to Lyon afterward.
Posted Jul 5, 2014 5:25 pm

seanoFrom Tinker Knob  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2014


Followed the PCT part-way, then wandered up the ridge. Kind of disappointing being so close to the ski lifts. Trip report.
Posted May 29, 2014 3:02 pm

trexkerryGranite/Needle/Lyon from Squaw Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2013
Fun traverse of Granite Chief, Needle Peak and Lyon Peak from the firehouse trailhead in Squaw Valley. Trip report at http://www.mountainhiker.org/trip_report.aspx?id=107
Posted Oct 21, 2013 1:17 am

wmollandAlong with Tinker  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2013


A solid dayhike with Tinker Knob from the trailhead in Squaw. Nice views and a good day out.
Posted Sep 17, 2013 11:41 pm

Darialoop hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2013


With Silver Peak and Squaw peak for a loop hike. Saw the first ever porcupine I've ever seen in the wilds on this hike!
Posted Jul 29, 2013 1:43 pm

JHH60From Squaw Valley  Sucess!


Hiked up the mountain at least twice, not quite sure of the dates other than the it was early summer and still a bit snowy the second time, and I remember practicing self arrest on a steep snowy patch.
Posted May 28, 2013 9:17 pm

JonathanHeywoodGreat Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2012
Took the Shirley Canyon Trail to Shirley Lake and then bushwacked to the summit. Descended via the Granite Chief Trail.
Posted Aug 22, 2012 8:53 pm

NoonduelerUnbeatable!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2012


Took the tram up with Cedar to save wear and tear on my injured knee. A perfect day! Warm temps., clear views, hardly any wind, snowy Desolation peaks to the south and wild flowers.
Tagged a fun class 3 crag at the pass on the way back then killer smoked pizza at Fireside in the village after the hike.
Posted Jun 19, 2012 2:52 am

GlennDWhere's the snow?!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2012


Not enough snow at squaw to make skiing worthwhile, so hiked up Granite Chief instead. Some snow cover along the PCT but trail was easy to follow. Great weather and views at the top.
Posted Jan 15, 2012 7:30 pm

scoobx-country from west  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008


we didn't take the easy way. parking at talbot campground on the west side, we hiked several miles into granite chief wilderness. after which we went x-country following the middle fork drainage to the back of squaw valley. the pacific crest trail took us to base of peak, we continued to summit setting up a bivy there. we spent a good night watching fireworks from the summit. nice...
Posted Aug 19, 2011 5:14 am

mengboGranite Chief to Squaw Valley Resort  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2011


Full trial without snowshoes or crampons. Ice axe was used on last 100 feet. After summit, we hiked to Squaw valley ski resort and followed one of the ski lift down hill. About 1/2 miles to the village, Bo magically survived from a big drop off. It was very cool to ride on a patrol's snowmobile for the last 1/2 mile.
Posted May 15, 2011 1:14 am

SKISkied Squaw  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2010


Boot Packed up from the lift. Tough runs!
Posted Jan 7, 2011 9:01 am

soslawEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010


Another check on the list
Posted Sep 27, 2010 12:26 am

MiroslavaFrom Olympic Village  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010


Summitted on the second attempt. On our first trip two weeks prior there was too much snow on trail.
I really enjoyed being there and did not want to leave. My mother kept saying that it was getting late and we needed to go back. I did not understand why we had to go back so soon. Took the gondola on the way down.
Posted Jul 28, 2010 5:15 pm

mrchad9From OVI  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2005


Was staying at the Olympic Village Inn and hiked straight from there via Shirley Lake and up to the summit. Near the ridge had to cross some steep snow in our tennis shoes. Didn't have gloves so our hands nearly froze trying to pull ourselves up. Met up with some friends on top who had felt the need to take the gondola up.
Posted May 9, 2010 4:27 am

WMLEasy way up  Sucess!


via the Granite Chief chair, made the turns look hard by looking silly the whole way down!
Posted Mar 6, 2010 1:57 am

granjerotough one from granite chair  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2006


but the turns were easy!
Posted Mar 3, 2010 9:26 pm

ckerthFrom Squaw Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2009


Climbed Emigrant Peak and then continued on to Granite Chief.
Posted Dec 18, 2009 1:51 am

A BitGranite Chief Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2009

A Bit

A sunny and warm November day. Went on to Needle and Lyons Peaks and back to Emigrant Peak.
Posted Nov 8, 2009 7:14 pm

96avs01Great Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2009


Great morning/early afternoon outing, though the winds were quite strong. Immediately followed by Oktoberfest at Olympic Village and snow flurries in the evening. Keep the white stuff coming!
Posted Oct 5, 2009 1:40 pm

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