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snowflakeFrom Echo Lake  Sucess!


A fun ski
Posted Mar 21, 2008 3:41 pm

requiemRidge route from Echo Chalet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2008


same as squishy. if you gain the ridge and stay on it right after Becker Pk you're rewarded with many mini bouldering problems along the way. makes the going slower but it sure beats bushwhacking and slogging!
Posted Mar 13, 2008 5:36 pm

Stu BrandelDesolation Refutation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 1992

Stu Brandel

The hike from Camp Sacramento was steady uphill but worth it with a Summit view of Desolation (anything but) Wilderness that made me sad I wasn't going further.
Posted Dec 17, 2007 8:10 pm

tombcroninRalston Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2007


You can take a nap on the summit
Posted Oct 17, 2007 7:09 pm

A BitRalston Peak trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 1995

A Bit

Pleasant hike through the forest ending with great views of Tahoe and the Desolation Wilderness.
Posted Sep 1, 2007 2:14 am

k2linkGreat day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007


A warm day in the Sierras. I was on a fairly tight time schedule (a wedding in Sacto at 4:30 pm). From my car to the summit and back in 4 hrs/10 mins. It was a great day, and I felt good. The views, stunning as always, though I was surprised by the low water level in Lake Aloha.
Posted Jul 15, 2007 9:40 pm

WeatherManSW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2006


Awesome views, pleasant summit... cant wait to try it on a winter ascent.
Posted Jul 11, 2007 2:03 am

NewDayRisingSE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2007


Snowshoed with 5 others up the ralston trail then off trail. Overshot the summit and went up the SE ridge to gain the summit. The ridge and summit were extremely windy and cold. My hands were numb and I couldn't operate my camera. Snowshoed down from the summit and camped near frozen Avalanche Lake.
Posted May 7, 2007 12:16 am

WallylongridgeCamp Sac.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2004


A nice peak to do on your way to Tahoe from Hwy 50
Posted Jan 16, 2007 7:25 pm

KerstinRoute hiked: Echo Lake to west ridge and back.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2006


I did this hike with Anita. It looked like it might storm but it didn't. The fall color was beautiful as was the view from the top!
Posted Oct 16, 2006 3:15 pm

FelsbergRoute Climbed: Main Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006


I had an afternoon to spare this weekend in Tahoe so decided to hike this peak. A fine hike with excellent views. PICS
Posted Oct 4, 2006 2:34 am

Dangers PopTrail from Camp Sacramento  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2006

Dangers Pop

Hiked up with Kane. Beautiful views of Tahoe and Desolation Wilderness. This hike is worth the effort.
Posted Sep 28, 2006 4:25 am

Kialv2quick descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2003


Climbed it with a couple of co-workers from Sierra-at-Tahoe. Dragged our boards up there, and had a fun descent. Not that hard of a hike and the ride can be pretty fun with a lot of coverage and no avys.
Posted Sep 14, 2006 4:55 pm

pbogenRalston Peak Trail  Sucess!


Probably my favorite hike in the Tahoe basin. Not much views on the way up since you're in tree line but once you get to the summit the views are simply outstanding. Didn't see many people the day we went on the trail.
Posted Aug 22, 2006 5:55 pm

Ol WalsherFrom Lake of the Woods  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006

Ol Walsher

Climbed with Ol' Buddy esq., during a backpacking trip from Echo Lakes to Barker Pass via the Rockbound Valley and the giant sloth of redneck destruction (Rubicon Trail). Pretty cool climb in the Tahoe area.
Posted Aug 2, 2006 2:32 pm

cbuelowFrom Lake of the Woods  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006


Tagged this one during a backpacking trip from Echo Lakes to Barker Pass via the Rockbound Valley. Set up camp at Lake of the Woods and headed up with Ol' Walsher in the late afternoon. We had the place to ourselves. Great views of the prominent Tahoe area peaks and the southern Desolation Wilderness.
Posted Aug 1, 2006 9:39 pm

patient0Ralston Peak Trail (Camp Sacramento)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006


Perfect day for it, nice breeze the whole way. Shared the summit with one other couple that came up from Echo Lake. Didn't see anyone else until the way back down. Amazing view from the top of the Desolation area + tahoe.
Posted Aug 1, 2006 7:29 pm

BrendanHickeySW Ridge on a sunny day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2006


First time up Ralston. Picked the one day this week without t-storms in the forecast, and it ended up a perfect day. Trail to summit is snow-free, and it looks like most of Desolation Wilderness is melted out as well. Didn't see a soul the whole way up and down until I got back to the parking lot. What's this about overcrowded wilderness?
Posted Jul 27, 2006 3:05 am

Desert_SolitaireSW Ridge  Sucess!


This was a great peak to ski up with an increadible view of Lake Tahoe and Desolation Wilderness.
Posted Jun 28, 2006 4:42 am

jfrishmanIIIMany Times  Sucess!


My grandfather and I used to hike Ralston all the time from our cabin at Echo Lake. East Ridge, North Ridge from Haypress Meadows, up the bowl from Ralston Lake. Great way to grow up!
Posted Mar 24, 2006 4:15 am

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