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kaylam87Markleeville and The Nipple  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2017


I was worried the smoke from the Detwiler Fire might affect the air quality, but we got lucky! It was still pretty clear and we had great views all around. We hiked Markleeville first, using a use trail or maybe an old fire road that started from Blue Lakes Rd. We had a couple of small snow patches to cross, and then the off-trail fun began. The wildflowers were out in full display, and I've never seen so many mariposa lilies in my life! After first summiting the false summit, we hopped over to the actual summit, signed the register, and headed back down to the car to hike The Nipple.
Posted Jul 23, 2017 1:00 am

Brian AsherMarkleeville Jeff Davis Double  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2015

Brian Asher

Fun short hike up from Blue Lakes Rd to these two summits. Nothing too tricky about route here. True summit of Jeff Davis would be tough to get up too.

Route here: https://www.strava.com/activities/323538824
Posted May 5, 2016 3:23 am

FairweatherFrom Jeff Davis  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2012


Nice day with meetup group.
Posted Oct 18, 2015 3:36 pm

trexkerryQuick afternoon hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2014
Pretty easy cross country hike from Blue Lakes Road - did the Nipple afterword even though we didn't even start Markleeville until 2:30 and was still back to the car before sunset. 2 of the easier OGUL's to be sure. Trip report is HERE.
Posted Aug 31, 2014 3:58 pm

bryangastWintery  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2012


Hiked from the locked gate off Carson Pass. Made a winter overnight out of it. Easy climb, nice views.

Posted Apr 5, 2013 9:24 pm

MarekBMokelumne combo
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011


Hiked from Jeff Davis, followed by the Nipple. Wanted to climb Jeff Davis Peak as well, but the summit plug was too crumbly for our taste. Entire area of these three peaks with awfully crumbly rock. Should be more enjoyable in winter, though.
Posted Sep 18, 2011 1:23 am

fedakSouthern Approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011


From the locked gate 7mi back along Blue Lake Road.
Still a whole lot of snow back there but nice warm calm day today.

Pics/Commentary are here.
Posted Jun 25, 2011 11:52 pm

WayneFryGood Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010


Found my way over to this peak from Jeff Davis. It's easy enough and worth the effort. Climbed with the NorCal peak hikers group.
Posted Jun 7, 2011 12:29 am

BeDrinkablegreat views.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2010


Climbed up from the Hope Valley Road (to Blue Lakes). The peak is easy walking. Saw a lot of wildlife and the view is outstanding!
Posted Sep 20, 2010 2:20 pm

fedakFrom Blue Lakes Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2009


Short sandy uphill slog amidst the mule ears.
Pics are here.
Posted Jul 15, 2009 1:17 am

BCLRoute Climbed: Traverse from Jeff Davis Date Climbed: July 4, 2009  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009


Easy stroll from Jeff Davis.
Posted Jul 4, 2009 6:29 pm

A BitSouthern approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2008

A Bit

From the Blue Lakes road, headed up on a windy but totally cloud-free day.
Posted Aug 4, 2008 8:08 pm

ckerthFrom Grover Hot Springs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2008


Left from Grover Hot Springs and traveled up Charity Valley. Nice views from the summit and great weather all day.
Posted Apr 29, 2008 8:53 pm

AdamusWest Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007
Went up the west slopes. Hot and dry out. Went up Jeff Davis next.
Posted Aug 26, 2007 5:05 am

WallylongridgeFrom Blue lakes road  Sucess!


Saw the peak on the left side of the road, parked and headed on up. saw the biggest jack rabbit that i've ever seen.
Posted Feb 20, 2007 11:39 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: SE Slope (ascent) / NW Chute (descent) Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2006  Sucess!

Bob Burd

With Matthew, below. Great fun. Trip Report
Posted Jan 27, 2006 1:53 am

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: Traverse from Jeff Davis (ascent) / NW Chute (descent) Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2006  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Last peak of three on the day: The Nipple, Jeff Davis, and this one, out of Red Lake along SR 88. Snowshoe ascent, and then axe/crampons required on the surprisingly steep descent of the NW face. Extremely cold and blustery on the summit, maybe 40mph winds.
Posted Jan 23, 2006 7:19 pm

HenneBRoute Climbed: Traverse from Hawkins Peak Date Climbed: 11-12-05  Sucess!


After climbing Pickett's Peak and Hawkins Peak from CA88/CA89, I traversed over to Markleeville Peak and Jeff Davis Peak. Beautiful day for this late in the season, no clouds, no wind
Posted Nov 13, 2005 6:35 pm

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