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Bob BurdHorton Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2004

Bob Burd

With Matthew. Trip Report
Posted Jan 4, 2011 10:07 pm

BranchWhitneyHorton Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2010
Not a bad route if you move west at around 12,800 feet onto more solid rock. There are outstanding views from the ridge to the summit.
Posted Sep 12, 2010 6:41 pm

Michael GraupeFrom Horton Lake TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010

Michael Graupe

Climbed the ribs above the mine to avoid the loose stuff which worked out great. Awesome views! Little more than 8 hours car to car.
Posted Aug 2, 2010 4:51 pm

wmollandElderberry Canyon Ski Descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2010


On the snow after only 20 minutes of hiking, then a long ways up to the north ridge and up to the summit. It is a LONG way from the ridge to the summit, much longer than I thought. Awesome 5000 foot ski descent all the way back almost to my car. Sweet canyon and an awesome ride down.
Posted May 2, 2010 12:29 am

Princess ButtercupFrom Pine Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

Princess Buttercup

Up the Gables Lake trail from Pine Creek, then across to the Hanging Valley mine, up the west ridge, then descend to the other mines and down the slot canyons. nice day.
Posted Nov 30, 2009 11:59 pm

cottersnowNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2005
I've done this route twice. The most memorable was when we camped on the ridge at 12,500' or so and drank a ton of whiskey and ate jelly bellys
Posted Nov 29, 2009 7:55 pm

sardudedid it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2003


Did with my 7-year-old son. first time was the year before
Posted Sep 23, 2009 6:44 pm

mhengstClimbed from Horton Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009


Great views from the top and we picked the perfect day as there wasn't a cloud in sight. The approach via the scree above the mine was less than pleasant but it gets better near the top.
Posted Sep 22, 2009 5:15 pm

MoapaPkslog slog slog slog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009


Horton Lakes route: try crossing to ridge S of gully, after Tungstar Mine.
Posted Aug 30, 2009 9:14 pm

boyblueGable Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 1984


I camped near the middle lake of the 3 southern Gable Lakes. From camp I climbed and traversed peak 12120+ to gain Hanging Valley. Climbed Tom via southwest ridge- staying on crest as much as possible. Great view! Clear and windy. Explored some of the mines on the way back. Climbed peak 12200+ and traversed back to and over peak 12120+ to get back to camp.
Posted Aug 23, 2009 3:29 pm

brucegHorton Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 1991


A great mountain. Good geology and mining history. Climbed with Nina and Ed.
Posted Jul 31, 2009 2:34 pm

mrchad9Horton Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2009


Soloed up the SW ridge- to avoid the scree. No snow on the route but hailed and snowed a little on the way down- super views remained even so. From trailhead to summit absolutely one of the most scenic hikes I've done- I'd definitely go back.
Posted Jul 1, 2009 9:32 pm

paisajeroamericanoground control to major tom  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2008


fantastic views due to its location east of the crest... cool plaques remain on summit from ascents in the 1930s... climbed via horton lakes
Posted Oct 21, 2008 6:53 pm

dpsiebertHorton Lake  Sucess!


No views from summit due to whiteout conditions. I traversed to far south and had to descend a sketchy south chute down to below Horton Lake. Lucky I didn't cliff out.
Posted Aug 22, 2008 6:21 am

Sam RobertsHorton Lakes  Sucess!

Sam Roberts

Day hiked up the road.
Posted Jul 31, 2008 6:54 pm

ScottySHorton Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2008


Went up the typical route, 4:20 to the top from the gate. Been awhile since I got up a Sierra peak, it felt great. We stuck to the better talus ribs straight up from the mine portal to the ridge, then took the ridge to the top. The sandy, loose stuff is for the descent only!
Posted Jul 2, 2008 8:08 pm

hikineddFrom Horton Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2005


Sierra Club WTC trip led perfectly by Melissa K.
Posted Jul 1, 2008 5:52 pm

Brian KaletElderberry Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2008

Brian Kalet

Trip Report
Posted Apr 14, 2008 8:33 pm

Bill562Horton Lake
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2008


Climbed with Dave Gonzalez with a camp at Horton Lake. I was too slow and the deteriorating weather finally made me turn around at about 300 ft below the summit. Dave topped out though.
Posted Mar 31, 2008 12:07 pm

bighornmonkeyDone...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2008


car-to-summit-to-car in a day in 17 hours total. North Ridge route up and down.
Posted Mar 4, 2008 2:47 am

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