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AdamusMain Trail from Firehouse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007
Clear to the switchbacks on the north slope. A few snow patches, but nothing that would slow one down much. The summit ridge is completely clear all the way to Lyon.
Posted Jun 12, 2007 5:31 am

snowclimber12climbed in July  Sucess!


good hike but we lost the trail at a pretty step part below the lift, but later found the trail again
Posted Apr 22, 2007 10:40 pm

McCannsterFrom Squaw Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2007


"Granite Chief Peak Open" said the sign at the top of Granite Chief Lift, so I headed up the Buttress Ridge with my snowboard. Found a relatively new register (placed on March 7 by the ski patrol). Signed the log, hung out for about 20 minutes, soaking up the sun and taking in the views. It was like 65 degrees up there!
Posted Mar 25, 2007 2:41 am

WallylongridgeFrom the top of the Tram  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 1999


A pretty easy why to get to the Summit.
Posted Feb 19, 2007 12:09 am

Peak BaguetteRoute Climbed: From Firehouse, Date Climbed: 09.30.06  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006

Peak Baguette

I coveted this peak when I saw it from Tinker Knob a few weeks ago - finally came back to summit and enjoy some of Tahoe's new fall colors.
Posted Oct 3, 2006 4:24 am

surgentA Cal Completion


Went with Adam Helman and Edward Earl to celebrate Edward's 58th and final California County.

Edit: Later discovered not to the the Placer County HP. Oh well. It still counts as a great climb.
Posted Sep 13, 2006 3:08 pm

Matt Worstermain trail  Sucess!

Matt Worster

Came down one of the ski slopes. There's all sorts of stuff down there!
Posted Mar 16, 2006 9:44 pm

steve_hiebertRoute Climbed: Regular Route Date Climbed: October 30, 2005  Sucess!


Nice hike. About 6 inches of relatively snow above 8500 feet. Summit register books appeared to be completely full.
Posted Nov 1, 2005 12:23 am

Michael GraupeRoute Climbed: N ridge Date Climbed: March 28, 2004  Sucess!

Michael Graupe

Skied from Squaw valley via Shirley Lake. Then went on to Tinker Knob.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 6:31 pm

Trail DogRoute Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: September 25, 2005  Sucess!
Beautiful day. Not a cloud in the sky. Tinker Knob and Granite Chief in the same day.
Posted Sep 26, 2005 7:14 pm

Eric LRoute Climbed: Trail from the Firehouse Date Climbed: 14 Aug 2005  Sucess!

Eric L

This was a very senic hike and a good workout. My dog(Ginger) and I made it to the summit in 21/2 hours. The flys at the summit where very aggressive and I got biten more than once.
Posted Aug 15, 2005 2:00 pm

Ol WalsherRoute Climbed: Main trail from firehouse Date Climbed: July 16, 2005  Sucess!

Ol Walsher

An excellent climb in the tahoe area.
Posted Aug 3, 2005 9:54 pm

rgreeneRoute Climbed: Off Trail from the Firehouse Date Climbed: 16 July 2005  Sucess!


Lots of "going direct" because there's too many freakish trails in this area. Still major snow on the front side of the peak, I climbed combination class 3 rock and semi-steep snow slopes to the top of the Squaw ski lift and then traversed the ridge to the summit.
Posted Jul 17, 2005 3:09 am

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

After climbing Tinker Knob a few weeks before, Bob and I came back for some unfinished business. Squaw Valley is a surprisingly pretty area, much more alpine-looking than much of the Tahoe region.
Posted Nov 14, 2004 11:55 pm

derbillyRoute Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: October 5, 2003  Sucess!


Hiked up Granite Chief via the main trail. I then went on to bag Needle and Lyons peaks and returned via the Western States Trail and down into Squaw Valley via some maintainance roads.
Posted Oct 17, 2004 6:15 pm

blmcclainRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: Sept 11th, 2004  Sucess!


Nice fun hike with good milage. Did this as a tune up hike for my upcoming Whitney/Muir/Russel threesome in a week. Beautiful weather and decent views on the hike up. Left the parking lot at 10 a.m. and was on the summit at 12:30 p.m. after chatting with a few people on the way up. Back down by 3 p.m. after a half hour on the summit enjoying the views and reflecting on the date. Then off to Castle peak.
Posted Sep 12, 2004 11:33 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: March 14, 2004  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Matthew and I had an enjoyable outing on snowshoes climbing out of Olympic Village. The traverse out to Needle and Lyon peaks was equally fun. Trip Report
Posted Aug 16, 2004 1:45 pm

DeanRoute Climbed: Hiked up from ski area Date Climbed: May 30, 2004  Sucess!


This was summit number two on this beautiful May day for fellow SP'er Dennis Poulin and myself, with the first one being Thunder Mtn near Kirkwood. What a contrast from the day before when winds and snow almost blew us off the summit of Mt. Rose. Great viewpoint. We walked back through the ski area and down the 5 or 6 miles of road that is under the lifts to where we parked our vehicles
Posted Aug 13, 2004 4:26 pm

keemaRoute Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: July 12, 2004  Sucess!


Hiked this with my friend Joel. It was my 16th California County High Point. The views are great and it makes for an enjoyable day. Met two pairs of through hikers along the PCT, one offered us a lift pass given her by an earlier hiker. Found a good Chinese restaurant in Truckee in the shopping center near the junction of I-80 and SR-89.
Posted Jul 30, 2004 5:14 pm

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