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colinrFrom Kuna West Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2017


Dayhike Loop
Posted Oct 6, 2017 1:25 am

patricklynch88Bloody Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2017


Koip Peak via Bloody Canyon and Parker Pass. Overnight trip at Lower Sardine Lake. 5,000 ft elevation gain. Party of 4.
Posted Sep 17, 2017 9:36 pm

Deb...and Kuna  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2017


Hefty dayhike from Dana Mdws. Enjoyed Kuna much more.
Posted Aug 18, 2017 1:48 am

trexkerryStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2016
Koip, Kuna and Parker, via standard approach from Tioga road. A good trail covers most of this distance, the off trail stuff is class 2.
Posted Oct 30, 2016 11:18 pm

jdmorehouseOn the way to Kuna  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2016


Dayhike from Tioga Road. On the way to Kuna.
Posted Sep 9, 2016 10:27 pm

boyblueNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 1981


Overnight trip from Parker Lake Canyon that included Parker Peak and Mount Wood. Trip Report
Posted Dec 16, 2015 11:10 pm

soslawFrom Parker Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2015


Surmounted the falls on the south side. After the first 15 feet the loose/brittle rock gave way to polished hard rock with pockets and cracks that made for no more than class 3. The aspen thicket above Parker Lake and cross country doesn't necessarily make for faster day even though the approach is 6 or so miles shorter than the standard route from Dana Meadows.
Posted Sep 13, 2015 11:16 am

CWesselsDay hike from Mono Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2015


Nice views. Easy scramble. Kuna was a bit more exciting.
Posted Jun 30, 2015 3:16 am

bechttMono Pass trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2015


standard route that included Kuna.
Posted Jun 29, 2015 9:11 pm

LincolnBFrom June Lake Loop/Parker Lake
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2014


From the map, it looks like starting from June Lake Loop/Parker Lake, you can shave maybe 8 miles round trip off the standard route from Dana Meadows, at the cost of 1,000' or so added net elevation gain, plus some bushwacking and scree-sloping.
There's a good dirt road to the Parker Lake trailhead at 7,800', with a 4WD side road to 8,400'.
Hike the north shore of Parker. There is moderate brush for a mile or so above the lake -- we did not find a good route thru this, but aiming for the pine woods seemed best -- that part was fairly open.
The crux is a cliff band with waterfall at 10,000'. I attempted the south side but turned back due to Class 3 climbing with some loose rock and moderate exposure. My companions continued on and had no further difficulties reaching the main trail. They descended the north side of the waterfall and reported it easier than the south side -- look for a deer trail passing through a patch of pine trees.
Posted Oct 6, 2014 12:54 pm

thexcatFrom Dana Meadows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2014


With MD from Dana Meadows. Tagged Kuna Peak. Then explored the wreckage. Then traversed to Koip. The trail to Koip Peak pass has nicely built switchbacks - I counted 21. A bit under 12hrs c2c.
Posted Aug 13, 2014 10:39 am

misclevitzPart of 12 day backpacking trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2013
Was nearing the end of my backpacking trip--a tiny bit over 100 miles. The day before we camped at alger's lake, there was a fairly impacted area and it was a beautiful view. We basecamped there for a day and experienced nature, then on our way out of the wilderness decided to climb koip. We found a very old signature in the log book of one of our participant's aunt--was really exciting and the view was magnificint. I wish I knew about the crashed WWII plane as we would have looked for it--maybe next time!
Posted Jan 10, 2014 5:42 pm

mengboday hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2013


day hiked from dana meadows. i did not expect so many snow patches on the way, especially after the parker pass. sunny and windy, but the view is execllent!
Posted Oct 20, 2013 7:16 am

fedakParker/Koip/Kuna traverse from Mono Pass Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2011


Traversed to Koip from Parker on my way to Kuna.
Found a reasonably nice use trail on the south side of the Koip Pass facing slope which lasted until the base of the snowfield

Pics/commentary here.
Posted Oct 1, 2011 4:20 pm

bc44caesarEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2011


Hiked to Parker Lake from the trailhead with spotty snow cover. Alternated skinning and booting the rest of the way to the summit. Great view from the top, horrible skiing on the way down, apart from a couple of shortish pitches. Loads of ice and windboard. 8hrs round trip.
Posted May 1, 2011 11:34 pm

Bob BurdFrom Kuna  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

Bob Burd

Day 3 of the Sierra Challenge, part of a large loop around Alger Lake area, coming from Blacktop Peak to the south and then Kuna. Trip Report
Posted Sep 18, 2010 6:30 pm

Dariafrom Kuna and Blacktop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010


mehish slog
Posted Aug 15, 2010 8:15 pm

seanoFrom Kuna  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010


Sierra Challenge day 3. Chasing Bob.
Posted Aug 8, 2010 9:27 pm

mrchad9With Kuna, Gibbs, Dana  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008


A two day trip, pitched camp just over Parker Pass and summitted Koip and Kuna on day one, not much snow to contend with- no axe, or crampons involved.
Posted Jun 13, 2010 6:51 pm

Princess ButtercupDayhike from Mono Pass TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008

Princess Buttercup

Great hike over Parker Pass and up some grand switcher to Koip Peak Pass. Looped w/ Kuna, Parker, and Wood Peaks
Posted Nov 30, 2009 11:51 pm

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