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seanoFrom PCT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2014

seano

Long hike over the false summit, but nice views to the west. Continued to Silver. Trip report.
Posted May 29, 2014 3:17 pm

trexkerryFrom PCT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2013
Made the trip on the PCT - quite a fun and enjoyable (and challenging) day. Trip report is up at http://www.mountainhiker.org/trip_report.aspx?id=98
Posted Aug 11, 2013 3:35 pm

SEFHighand and Silver  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013
Accompanied by my dog, we departed the Noble Cr TH at 9:30 to make an attempt on Highland and Silver Peaks. We followed Noble Trail toward Highland. After the trail crosses Noble Creek, we made 3 crossings of tributary creeks, topped off water at the 3rd, then headed up a spur ridge to the Highland Silver saddle, then followed the NW ridge to Highland's Summit, arriving about 12:15. After a 30 minute break we were off along the Silver Highland ridge to gain Silver's S Summit at 1:45 then the N Summit about 2:00. Returning to the S Summit, we descended talus (sometimes loose), sparse trees and meadow down a rounded ridge to Noble Creek accompanied by lightning, thunder and hail, feeling lucky that we did not dally on Silver. Arrived back at the truck at the TH at 3:30 for a 6 hr RT.
Posted Jul 23, 2013 10:16 am

hgrapidLong tough day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2013

hgrapid

Did both Highland and the Silvers. Long day. Perfect weather.
Posted Jun 16, 2013 11:54 am

mengboDay Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2012

mengbo

Left home at 3:30am and arrived the trailhead at 7:05am.
Plenty of snow on the way, but ridge was free of snow. Weather was nice.
Route: Ebbetts Pass TH - Noble Lake - Highland Peak - Silver Creek CG
Thanks for the man who drove BMW giving me a ride back to Ebbetts Pass! I forgot to ask his name.
Posted Nov 7, 2012 1:47 am

David NaylorHighland and Silver  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2012

David Naylor

Spent the night at Nobles Lake and climbed both Highland and Silver Peak the next day. Saw a bear going in my direction above Nobles Lake. No register found on Highland Peak. Silver Peak still has the old register in the rusty cans dating back to the 1980's. Made my way back to the mid-point of the saddle between the two peaks and descended into Nobles Canyon. Back up to campsite and packed out. 15 satisfying miles for the day.
Posted Aug 23, 2012 2:38 pm

LincolnBNoble canyon shortcut  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2010

LincolnB

Cut straight across Noble canyon from Ebbetts pass rather than detour to Noble lake -- saved distance but not sure it was worth it due to the extra elevation. Had to wait out a thunderstorm near the peak -- then ran down as another storm came in!
Posted Dec 5, 2011 12:14 am

fedakFrom Noble Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2011

fedak

From Ebbets Pass/Noble Lake

Missed one thunderstorm that blew in through Sonora Pass before heading east towards Bridgeport. Got caught in the 2nd as I was hiking back up out of Noble Canyon. Freezing rain that gradually became a downpour.

OGUL Peak #53, 10 to go.

Pics commentary are here.
Posted Sep 25, 2011 1:08 pm

bryangastFun in July  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011

bryangast

Climbed via the south west ridge. Still lots of snow in the area, used crampons in the early morning to help negotiate frozen snow fields. Great climb.
Posted Jul 7, 2011 12:18 am

thexcatSW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

thexcat

Snow covered the trail nearly entire way, making routefinding rather difficult. We were on PCT for a total of ~15 minutes. Amazing views once on ridge. Only spent 5 minutes on summit with Tang as we were pressed for time.
Posted Jul 6, 2011 12:59 pm

MarmadukeHiked With Doug Mantle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2010

Marmaduke

I left the PCT parking area at 7 am. About half way I met up with another guy and we ended up climbing together. I asked what other area peaks he has climbed and he said many. I asked about his favorite and his response was well I've hiked the 7 summits. His name was Doug Mantle. Very nice guy, what a great day!
Posted Oct 17, 2010 7:14 pm

soslawWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010

soslaw

From Noble canyon. 5.30 hours round trip. Low pressure system's high winds nixed the traverse to Silver peak.
Posted Aug 30, 2010 12:24 pm

mrchad9Southwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2007

mrchad9

Great hike up the southwest ridge, the day after Hawkins/Patterson and before Mokelumne. Good time of year for this area.
Posted Jun 13, 2010 5:57 pm

wyopeakMikea great peak  Sucess!

wyopeakMike

It was in the early 1990's when I lived in Auburn that I hiked up Highland Peak. The hike is awesome, going past Noble Lake and then up the ridge was a great experience. I remember the ridge as being very fun with spectacular views all around. I fun experience to remember. I went fishing at one of the lakes near the pass after the hike and I remember having bats fly by and hit my fishing line making me think I was getting bites.
Posted Nov 28, 2009 2:45 pm

J FoxGreat little peak.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2009

J Fox

Sierra thunderstorms kept us from climbing in the Palisades so we went local and hit Highland Peak insread. We climbed the Southwest Ridge. There was still a lot of snow and it rained quite a bit during the climb so it made for an adventurous day.
Posted Jun 9, 2009 4:41 pm

davidjhoopesCame up short

davidjhoopes

My wife and son (6m old) went up. Didn't summit due to loose rock about 10,500---made us nervous having son in backpack up there.
Posted Nov 27, 2008 9:43 pm

96avs01Great day with new snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2008

96avs01

Great dayhike with the new snowfall enhancing pictures and aiding travel over scree. Ran out of time for the traverse to Silver.
Posted Oct 6, 2008 2:14 am

Matt WorsterSW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

Matt Worster

Tougher than I thought it would be, but I was in early season conditions . . . in August, booo. Never been to Ebbetts Pass before, and really liked the surroundings. Secluded for a trans-Sierra pass.
Posted Aug 7, 2008 3:31 pm

ckerthRidge Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

ckerth

Ebbetts Pass TH - Tryon Peak - Noble Lake - Highland Peak - Silver Peak - Silver Creek CG
Posted Jun 29, 2008 3:20 pm

Michael GraupeSouthwest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Michael Graupe

Nice early morning climb. Spectacular wildflowers. Unfortunately the views weren't great because of haze and smoke. 6h car to car.
Posted Jul 9, 2007 4:18 pm

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