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farrisglGreat 3 Day Long Weekend Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009


Climbed as a 2.5 day long weekend outing from Sage Flats. Really nice outing. We enjoyed Summit Meadows as a campsite. Very nice view. Well worth the time!
Posted Aug 10, 2009 1:06 am

lakenyonfrom Sage Flat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2009


2009/05/30: dayhike from Sage Flat; snow flurry on summit
2007/11/04: dayhike from Sage Flat
Posted Jul 7, 2009 3:48 am

jonhershMonache Meadows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009


Good dayhike from Monache Meadows. The drive to the trailhead was exciting.
Posted Jun 14, 2009 12:54 pm

kevin trieufrom Sage Flat with ODC  Sucess!

kevin trieu

brough a crap load of booze.
Posted Aug 8, 2008 12:58 am

bechttFrom Sage Flat TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2007


Nice, leisurely 11 hour hike from Sage Flat with Coco, Monique, and Adam. Perfect weather for a mid November hike.
Posted Nov 19, 2007 4:26 pm

leftyLate Season Day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2005


Very little snow allowed me to dayhike this from Sage Flat.
Posted Sep 18, 2007 12:35 am

derbillyMonache Meadows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007


Started at the remote Monache Meadows area thanks to mlarkin2002's jeep.
Posted Aug 21, 2007 6:45 pm

mlarkin2002Monache Meadows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007
Started at Monache Mdws. Climbed to PCT then up to the summit. Great views.
Posted Jun 18, 2007 1:44 pm

BLTSage Flat/PCT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007


Did this as a two-night backpack. First night near Summit Meadow was quiet. Summited on Saturday, weather was perfect. Saturday night was loud with cattle -- sounded like Satan was having an argument with the ghost of Orson Welles. Got caught in a cattle drive on the way down Sunday morning.

Water is getting tough to find in this area. There was a tiny bit in the creek next to the PCT 1/3 mile NW of Summit Meadow but we were chased away by cattle, who then tromped through the mud and fouled the area. There is water further up Cow Canyon but who knows for how long. Drink carefully.
Posted Jun 10, 2007 8:53 pm

bennovakFrom Sage Flat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007


Was a full day as we got caught in a messy cattle drive traffic jam coming up Olancha pass on our way back down. I don't quite think Crystal Geyser's water is quite as clean and pure as they dipict it to be.
Posted Jun 10, 2007 1:54 am

wmollandFrom the saddle on the PCT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2007


A nice easy 2nd class scramble from the PCT. We came up from Horseshoe Meadow and tagged Muah and Cartago before hitting Olancha and going down to Sageflat. A nice point to point if you have two cars. After being the first people atop Cartago in over a year the day before we were the 8th people that day to summit Olancha. Awesome views from the top and a nice spot for a summit nap.
Posted Jun 1, 2007 4:05 pm

Steve LarsonFrom Monache Creek TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2006

Steve Larson

A perfect fall day. Didn't see a soul until on the descent I ran into three PCT through hikers on their way to Horseshoe Meadows. I don't really like backpacking all that much, so better them than me.
Posted Sep 18, 2006 3:37 am

kngalaricLame, less than half a mile from the summit


Bruno and I were this [] close to the summit and thunderstorms ruined our foray after a fun off-road adventure. We'll get up there before November for sure.

Too bad, we had to turn around a little above 11,500'
Posted Aug 9, 2006 1:40 am

Luciano136From Monache Meadows
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006


We hiked from the trailhead at Monache Creek. Definitely not many people use this trail; it was pretty overgrown. We made it towards the rocky face when a thunderstom broke loose! We obviously turned around. Kind of a bummer but we'll be back! The drive to the trailhead is pretty exciting btw. When crossing the Kern river, the water flew up on the hood of the truck; kind of a scary moment there!
Posted Jul 24, 2006 5:08 am

cartaleRoute Climbed: Via trail Date Climbed: 10/24/2005  Sucess!


Made the summit with Doug Mantle
Posted Feb 10, 2006 8:36 pm

Desert SolitaireRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: January 6-7, 2006

Desert Solitaire

Great route with lots of snow. Will be back again for it. Trip Report
Posted Jan 10, 2006 7:22 pm

LangenbacherRoute Climbed: From Sage Flat. Date Climbed: July 4, 1976  Sucess!


After a long hike to the pass, mosquitos were horrible, so we took off on a new looking trail - it ended in half a mile and we followed wooden stakes which marked the future route of the PCT - it was under construction at that time. Camped half a mile from water, but it was worth it to get rid of the bugs. Climbed the next day. Great peak for the bicentennial !
Posted Oct 25, 2005 3:23 pm

tpdwrRoute Climbed: East slope & north ridge Date Climbed: October 9, 1980  Sucess!


From the powerline road west of Olancha. Up the slope and along a rocky ridge. Great fun!
Posted Sep 28, 2005 10:13 pm

tiogapRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: October, 1979  Sucess!


long day hike
Posted Sep 8, 2005 10:57 pm

GuiltyRoute Climbed: Sage Flat TH Date Climbed: 06/12/05


I went looking for a group of hikers who where on the PCT.
I had no idea where they were. I followed there tracks to the somewhere around Olancha. Found them, and then decided to climb the mountain since I was fairly close. I saw no other hikers after them.
Posted Jun 14, 2005 7:00 pm

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