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winemanvanClimbed Many Times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 1973

winemanvan

This is one of the 1st Sierra Peaks I climbed. My friends and I climbed it and road our sleeping pads down the snowfield. Once in 1977 my friend and I were climbing toward the summit and we heard the rapid deceleration of an aircraft, then a crash. We were sure a plane had crashed into Desolation. When we hiked out a couple of days later, we learned that a Dentist had crashed his Cessna into the middle of Highway 50.
Posted Mar 16, 2010 10:53 am

littlefrantzFun ski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2010

littlefrantz

Fun chutes of north shoulder, and great bowls coming down to the lake.
Posted Jan 15, 2010 1:56 am

bryangastWindy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

bryangast

Easy getting up, got a bit lost coming down.
Posted Jan 7, 2010 11:34 pm

bc44caesarNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2010

bc44caesar

Climbed Northwest Ridge from Haypress Meadows and skied the North Face from just below the summit rocks. One of the best ski descents I've done, and a great 3 day tour with Jeannie, Jason, and Scott!
Posted Jan 4, 2010 4:00 pm

Darren9great view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2009

Darren9

Great view from the top.
Posted Nov 7, 2009 3:30 am

AdamusMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2009
Second hike of the day after Little Pyramid.
Posted Jul 2, 2009 8:42 pm

fedakMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

fedak

Beautiful clear day. Snow mostly gone on the trail except for a bit at the top of the ridge. Lillies sprouting but not in bloom yet.

Pics here: here.
Posted Jun 20, 2009 10:07 pm

NoonduelerStandard trail up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 1997

Noondueler

from the south
Posted Feb 5, 2009 12:39 am

JonodoRalston Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2008

Jonodo

Very nice, warm day for the end of October. Fall is definitely my favorite time in the Sierra. Headed over to Mt. Baldy and Cup Lake to check things out. There was some limited but decent climbing on the ridge between the peaks. Fun day.
Posted Oct 29, 2008 11:22 pm

Matt WorsterRalston Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008

Matt Worster

Nice little outing from the Bay Area.
Posted Aug 7, 2008 3:33 pm

steve_hiebertSouth Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2005

steve_hiebert

We climbed up Ralston via south slopes starting from the Sayles Flat trailhead.
Posted Jun 5, 2008 2:04 pm

danman3156Good Ski Decent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2008

danman3156

Skiied a few times this winter from highway 50. A great run.
Posted Apr 17, 2008 10:02 pm

snowflakeFrom Echo Lake  Sucess!

snowflake

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

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

requiem

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

tombcronin

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

k2link

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

WeatherMan

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

NewDayRising

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

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