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kaylam87Hello snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2015


Did this while getting over a cold, not the best idea... but we made it! There was some fairly deep snow toward the top, and some ice lower down in the shade. Great views all around.
Posted Jul 4, 2017 11:27 am

mengboFrom Camp Sacramento  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2016


Snow covered from trailhead to the summit. Did not use snowshoes and had to break trail all the way to the top. Also bagged Becker Peak in the afternoon.
Posted Apr 25, 2016 2:26 am

FairweatherEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2013


Still quite a bit of snow. Fun ridge with John.
Posted Oct 17, 2015 7:59 pm

trexkerryRidge Traverse from Echo Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2015
From Echo Lakes - Becker, Talking Mtn, Pk 9155 and Ralston, returned via the PCT. Traverse was a big slower going than I expected, was hoping to tag Cracked Crag too but ran out of time.
Posted Oct 11, 2015 12:20 am

Scott FultonNice day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2015

Scott Fulton

I wasn't sure if it was the best idea, but a friend of mine and I hiked this today even though I ran a very tough trail half marathon yesterday, but I survived. We did it in about 5.5 hours car to car.
Posted Sep 21, 2015 12:02 am

jkantolineA Favorite  Sucess!


Since 2010, I have climbed this mountain at least 5 times that I can count. I know the scenery well...it is not very difficult to climb, and has beautiful views on the summit.
Posted Jun 23, 2015 2:18 am

nlahuenew snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2014


beautiful day with fresh snow after the last storm. Clear enough for a view and started snowing on the way down.
Posted Dec 17, 2014 11:11 am

CptAmericaturkey day summit views  Sucess!


climb it every thanksgiving. just enough snow to make it fun. a a thighburner to get rid of all the calories in my stuffing and turkey
Posted Oct 21, 2014 5:08 pm

StrazmatazBeautiful Fall Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2014
Great weather for a hike.
Posted Oct 19, 2014 1:20 pm

birdheadRalston Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2014


Nice views of Pyramid! 2:33 round trip.
Posted Sep 6, 2014 10:17 am

Vic HansonDesolation Wilderness hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2014

Vic Hanson

Went up the Mt. Ralston Trail from Hwy 50, took the shortcut trail to the summit from the ridge, went down the regular trail towards the West, then down to the PCT and on to Lake Aloha. Returned the same way but stayed on the Ralston Trail back around the summit rather than over the top. 1:23 up to the summit, 5:37 total trip.
Posted Jul 22, 2014 2:16 am

cabRalston Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2014


Last peak of a long day after doing a loop of Pyramid, Agassiz, and Price earlier.
Posted Jul 21, 2014 11:19 am

BenStone Summer Favorite  Sucess!


I would do a run up every now and then after finishing work at the echo lake chalet in summer. Epic trail run!
Posted Feb 11, 2014 3:31 am

Lauk75Great day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2014
No need snowshoe anymore, only a few snow fields will wet your shoes.
Posted Jan 22, 2014 11:04 pm

trexkerrySnowshoeing Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2013
Went up the Ralston Trail, deeper snows above 8,000 feet made snowshoes a must. Actually a warm day, no jacket, only wore gloves on summit where winds were maybe 5 MPH. Ran out of Powerade on descent and ate some fine powdery snow to keep my mouth from feeling dry. Trip report here.
Posted Dec 15, 2013 1:28 am

bigbadgooBagged it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2013
Nice short trail to the top, was WINDY up there!
Posted Dec 9, 2013 1:25 am

AceSierraFrom Fitty  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009


From what I remember, the trail is junk in some spots. Wasn't the most fun hike I've done. Fantastic view of Desolation though.
Posted Aug 8, 2013 5:47 pm

ZeRalston Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2012


via Pyramid Peak and Lake Aloha
Posted Apr 23, 2013 9:54 pm

WayneFryEast Ridge (Winter Traverse)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2013


Climbed with a team of five from Echo Lakes. Very scenic and well worth the effort. A straight forward route that gets more interesting as you near Cup Lake and the ridge begins to narrow. Our descent route was off the NE ridge of Ralston and across the lakes.
Posted Mar 3, 2013 12:21 pm

soslawSW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2013


Ski descent south bowl. Short approach makes this a popular peak for the backcountry ski crowd. Harvested a little corn down low.
Posted Jan 20, 2013 10:15 pm

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