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South ridge

South ridge

South ridge

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 38.49600°N / 119.815°W

Object Title: South ridge

Route Type: Hike/Scramble

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: Walk-up

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Page By: adampaul

Created/Edited: Oct 27, 2002 / Oct 27, 2002

Object ID: 157248

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Start at (or near) the west-most campsite at the west side of the Highland Lakes campground.

Route Description

From the western end of the west side of the Highland Lakes campground (elevation 8660'), head due west along a well-travelled use trail (or cross-country if you can't find it - its easy either way) for 0.3mi until you attain a ridge (elevation 8970'). Leave the trail and head more-or-less due north along the ridge, following numerous ducks and a sometimes-faint use trail until you reach the summit (after some moderately steep scree climbing) after 0.7mi. The views from Folger Peak aren't nearly as spectacular as from nearby Hiram Peak, however, its much more easily reached, and is unlikely to spook acrophobics, which Hiram almost surely would.

Essential Gear

Bring/wear whatever the weather dictates - this is an easy peak!

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daveheadRoute Comment

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The trail head is directly behind campsite #4. Coordinates are N 38 29.380' W 119 48.517'
Posted Jul 16, 2004 3:23 am

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Looking down toward the trail...