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MarmadukeGreat Views ~ Fun scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2017


Very worthwhile peak to summit. The area is very beautiful!
Posted Jul 15, 2017 1:08 am

trexkerry3 Peak traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2016
Made a day out of a really fun ridge traverse of PK 9045, Little Pyramid and PK 8925. All three are P300's, but this was one of those times when the quality of the hiking far outweighs the peaks you get - this was a classic hike that I highly recommend if you like off trail scrambling and route finding through class 2/3 boulders. Total of 13.5 miles and around 4,000 feet of gain.

We started from the end of Wrights Lake Road, taking the Rockbound trail to the Rockbound Pass. From the Pass we started cross country up PK 9045, this was lots of class 2 ramps and enjoyable. From the summit we found a good descent gully down a couple hundred feet over boulders to gentler terrain, dropping another 100 feet or so to the saddle on the way to Little Pyramid. This was the easiest ascent of the day, very simple class 1/2 to the summit, great views. From up here we could now see the last planned peak of the day, PK 8925.

The ridge looked incredibly narrow and the face of the peak looked dangerously steep and we semi-decided not to attempt it. Fortunately, our modified descent route still had us going down to the saddle, so we could continue to inspect PK 8925 to see if maybe we felt better about it as we got closer. We decided to go for it and this was by far the best part of the day, we mostly stayed below the ridge to the right, the terrain was a mix of giant boulders and granite slabs, intermixed with snow that we tried to avoid as best we could. 8 hours for the round trip.
Posted Oct 30, 2016 11:23 pm

dkangasHidden Gem  Sucess!
Done this one many times, starting in the early 80s. From Twin Lakes it's a fun little class 3 scramble on classic Sierra granite.
Posted May 1, 2013 9:34 pm

ckerthFrom Wrights Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2010


Still a fair amount of snow above Wrights Lake. Went by Twin Lakes and Island Lake on my way to the summit.
Posted Jun 25, 2010 11:12 pm

AdamusIsland Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2009
Nice day. Skeeters were nasty by Island Lake, but otherwise a fun hike.
Posted Jul 2, 2009 8:40 pm

requiemIsland Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007


go up the red/orange face if you come from Island Lake; it's more fun than skirting the brush further east. the slogging isn't so hot on the east ridge, but it gets the job done =)
Posted Jan 23, 2008 3:26 am

FelsbergRoute Climbed: Gertrude Lake Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2005


my first outing / first summit since my accident. a fun peak with wonderful views. PICS
Posted Oct 13, 2005 3:43 pm

derbillyRoute Climbed: Tyler Lake Date Climbed: June 2001  Sucess!


My first Sierra peak. I thought I would be able to see Lake Tahoe.
Posted Oct 17, 2004 6:07 pm

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