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seanoFrom Plasse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2014

seano

A long slog from the gated turnoff to Plasse, with nice views of the Mokelumne gorge. Trip report.
Posted May 29, 2014 3:14 pm

mengboFrom Tanglefoot
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2013

mengbo

2-day backpacking trip with Jean. Camped at Moraine Lake.
Posted Aug 12, 2013 12:03 am

craig512Birthday Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 1994

craig512

Hiked this with my dad and a bunch of old buddies for a long birthday peak bagging day. I'm thinking of heading up from Salt Springs to Allen Camp on a couple day outing this summer.
Posted Aug 3, 2013 1:49 pm

trexkerryFrom Tanglefoot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2012
Somewhat tough trailhead to find, but worth the journey. A little bit of everything - trail hiking through the forest, off-trail for a few miles, and some talus hopping to get to a peak with amazing views.
Posted Oct 21, 2012 3:02 pm

LincolnBTanglefoot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012

LincolnB

From Tanglefoot trailhead -- roads and trail are in decent condition, and even the last bit of off-trail is not bad. This is a nice woodland hike, over a pretty rock canyon and eventually above treeline for a nice view. Tanglefoot creek is mostly dry -- it was a low snow year -- but on the climb out of the canyon the spring was still flowing. Register is scraps of paper in a purple water bottle.
Posted Jul 22, 2012 11:10 am

sierramtngoatFrom Tanglefoot TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2012

sierramtngoat

SPS peak #39. Hiked up with my brother Alan in the afternoon. This is an SPS peak because of the view; quite exceptional IMHO. The trail is seldom used and is becoming reclaimed in places; this could become a problem for some if hiking at night w/o a GPS. The trail has been moved by the park service in many places as well, so it is a bit shorter in the right places; however, it is 8 miles to the summit. There was no summit register, only a couple of plastic bottle with some scraps of paper in it.
Posted Jul 2, 2012 12:29 pm

fedakTanglefoot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2012

fedak

The approach from Tanglefoot was mostly a uninteresting forested affair. The offtrail stuff was easy if you stay just south of Peak 8628. Skeeters were out but not headnet worthy.

Pics and commentary here
Posted Jun 30, 2012 5:04 pm

soslawTanglefoot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

soslaw

Volcanic rock overlaying granite was interesting. 6.5 hours c2c.
Posted Aug 28, 2011 3:59 pm

tc0016Summit Register?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2011

tc0016

Good hike and climb for a one day ascent, turning off the trail a little bit late but we made the summit in time for a great summit session. Around 6 hours up from Tanglefoot and just over 4 hours down. The disappointment was no summit register that we could find. So we made one and covered the plastic bottle it was in. Please bring up a proper register is you go up after us!
Posted Aug 17, 2011 8:17 pm

tc0016Too early
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011

tc0016

Trying for a one day ascent and the logs across the trail, snowpacks over the meadows, and slow pace of our group kept us from summiting. 7:40 trailhead, 10am Moraine Lake, then our pace slowed and we turned around about 1:30 after turning off the trail. Poor trail conditions and slow pace kept us from summiting this time, we will return!
Posted Aug 17, 2011 8:13 pm

ShandaSherpaFrom Plasse's Trading Post
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

ShandaSherpa

The jeep ride in from Hwy 88 took us 1.5 hours. We could've hiked it in less than that. Parked at Squaw Ridge and followed the trail toward Cole Lakes. Then the trails petered out and we hoofed it x-country up the north ridge. LOTS of bear scat. Halfway there, saw a rattlesnake coiled about 3 feet from my foot. I nearly stepped on it but it never rattled. What creeped me out is that we'd hiked in for hours, so getting help would have been, well, a difficult & lengthy process. Nice day hike, but bummed that there was no register on the summit. We looked for 15 minutes under rocks and in crevices.
Posted Nov 13, 2010 5:52 pm

ckerthFrom Tragedy Springs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2010

ckerth

Started from Tragedy Springs along Highway 88 and followed the Mud Lake Jeep Trail to Plasse Trading Post (1853 - 1862). From there I followed the Munson Meadows Trail past Cole Creek Lakes and Long Lake. At Munson Meadows I found a rarely used trail leading to Shriner Lake. I followed the trail for a short ways before heading cross country towards the north ridge of Mokelumne Peak. For most of the hike out there was thunder and lightning nearby.
Posted Jul 7, 2010 2:47 pm

mrchad9From Plasse Trading Post  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2007

mrchad9

Took a short but very rough 4x4 route in from south of Silver Lake, drove through snowdrifts and mudholes to Plasse Trading Post, nice hike from there.
Posted Jun 13, 2010 6:04 pm

haishan2-day ski trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2004

haishan

Very nice ridge climb and great descent. Lots of ups & downs on the return to trailhead
Posted Sep 28, 2009 1:47 am

tombcroninSuper views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2005

tombcronin

Long day hike. Road in is rough.
Posted Oct 18, 2007 12:42 pm

Dangers PopTanglefoot TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007

Dangers Pop

I'd been wanting to do this peak for some time. This hike has great views once you start to get above the treeline. Climbed with Jay and Tom. From the summit you could see Mt Diablo. It's remote, but the views make this a worthwhile objective. I will do this one again!
Posted Oct 7, 2007 11:37 pm

derbillyTanglefoot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

derbilly

Not much snow left at all. Ran into a large bear on the way down.
Posted Aug 21, 2007 6:43 pm

steve_hiebertTanglefoot-NW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006

steve_hiebert

Dusting of snow on the north face. Nice hike with my friend Dee.
Posted Jun 13, 2007 6:30 pm

SamanthaTanglefoot-West Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

Samantha

Nice dayhike. Good driving directions on the SP page. Thx.
Posted Aug 29, 2006 12:01 am

Matt WorsterTanglefoot-West Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Matt Worster

Nice hike, nice forests and meadows. Snow was the right consistancy from the time I left the trail up to the west ridge.
Posted Jun 19, 2006 4:46 pm

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