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kaylam87Off-Trail Scramblin'  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2017


Hiked the cross-country route with MJ and Hillel. It was short in miles but made up for it with steep terrain, water crossings, snow fields, bush whacking, scree, loose talus, bouldering, and mosquitoes. This peak is my sixteenth Ogul Peak and left its mark with sunburn, scratches, and bug bites! We took a dirt road up from Hwy 88. From there, we took an offshoot of the road, crossed a creek, continued along the road for just a minute longer, then started walking up the creek. From there we bushwhacked up to where snow started covering the drainage. We stayed on the west (left) side of the drainage, in the trees and snow, until the snow over the drainage looked firm and flat enough to cross safely. We then crossed over to the east side of the drainage and walked up toward the peak. The scree was tiring, but then we got into talus. After some sturdy talus we encountered some icky loose scree/talus mix. That was close to my limit, I did not want to go sliding down with a bunch of rocks. Hillel scouted ahead, and the rocks got stable again. We were able to scramble up (class 2 / maybe easy class 3) to the summit. Signed the register, ate snacks, took pics, and then headed down the more popular route toward Red Lake Peak instead of trying to move down the loose rock. Once we got to the saddle we glissaded down the snow, then eventually met back up with the route we took up. Mosquitoes were out in full force by then. Fun day!
Posted Jul 4, 2017 10:16 am

soslawSouth East Bowl  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2016


Skied from the saddle of the south east bowl. Hiked to the summit while waiting for the snow to corn up.
Posted Mar 26, 2016 10:07 am

trexkerry2X with Red Lake Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2016
From Carson Pass, with my brother. Wound up not needing the snowshoes, but the microspikes helped for traction on the steep exposed slopes just under the summit of Red Lake Peak. Continued on to Stevens for the OGUL double.
Posted Mar 20, 2016 7:28 pm

fedakTraverse from Red Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2009


After Red Lake from Carson Pass
Pics and commentary are here.
Posted Jan 3, 2016 4:42 pm

FairweatherFrom Carson Pass after RL Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011


With John.
Clear windy day.
Posted Oct 25, 2015 8:52 pm

colinrCrater Lake Loop with Red Lake Peak from Hope Valley   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2014


Hiked up with my dogs in the snow from the pullout near Road 91/Alhambra Mine Road/Alpine Mine Road along HWY 88 in Hope Valley to the outlet on the east shore of Crater Lake. We then headed northwest up the melted out ridge north of the lake to join the partially snowy normal south ridge route from Red Lake Peak to Stevens. I thoroughly enjoyed traversing the ridge north to Red Lake Peak with partial snow coverage after tagging Stevens. We looped down the northeast slopes of Red Lake Peak, waving at Crater Lake to our left on the way back to the parking area along HWY 88. I saw no other visitors on a Monday, but lots of ski tracks and a few snowshoe tracks in the bowls and gullies of both peaks from the weekend.
Posted Apr 12, 2014 8:15 pm

trexkerryWith Red Lake Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 25, 2013
Christmas hike of Red Lake followed by Stevens starting from the Carson Pass Sno Park. Somewhat tricky summit block on Red Lake, went up the false summit blocks first only to have redo the climb on the correct blocks. Could not locate register on Red Lake, but found one on Stevens. Tried to hook up with the TRT and PCT off of Stevens but wound up in snowshoe hell for 3 hours trying to get back to the Sno Park. Trip report is HERE.
Posted Dec 26, 2013 1:52 am

bigbadgooFun!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2013
Quick trip that was surprisingly fun - we took the direct scramble route up past the Easter Island rock and then dropped down off the basin on the north side. Nice deep plunge steps halfway back to the car.
Posted Dec 9, 2013 2:01 am

JonathanHeywoodThree Peak Afternoon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2013
Climbed in conjunction with Red Lake Peak and Pickett Peak on a scorchingly hot summer afternoon.
Posted Sep 20, 2013 6:34 pm

Vertigo soulDay Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2013

Vertigo soul

A mellow day hike from Carson Pass with the wife and dogs. Didn't see anyone once off the main trail. Gorgeous day and great views all around, including Tahoe of course! Will do it again...and probably ski tour it in winter.
Posted Jun 17, 2013 2:31 pm

WayneFryRidge traverse (Carson > Luther)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2013


Climbed this peak as part of a traverse from Carson Pass to Luther pass.
Posted Jan 27, 2013 4:55 pm

MarmadukeTraverse from Red Lake Pk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2012


Made the mistake of going around the southeast of the plateau between Red Lake and Stevens. Very loose dirt and rock on that side. At the summit at 9:30am and took the trail on the northwest going back, much better- back to car at 11:45, a little over 5 hours for both peaks. Enjoyed the day.
Posted Sep 3, 2012 12:15 pm

mrchad9Ridge from Red Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2011


Simple walk along the ridge from Red Lake. About 1/2 the ridge was snow covered, the rest blown clean.
Posted Jan 17, 2011 12:51 pm

bryangastJanuary  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2010


Great winter alpine climb, the steep snow slope added spice!
Posted Jan 9, 2011 8:01 pm

nickLa nice combo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2009


Ended up parking somewhere on Alpine Mine Rd once I realized that the rocks were gonna eat my cars underside. Took the NE ridge up to the top of Red Lake, headed north to Stevens, then down the SE ridge of Stevens. Didnt see a soul up there.
Posted Jun 13, 2010 1:37 am

StumblingBearAir Time  Sucess!


Needing some "air time" before heading for Mexico to climb the high volcanoes we spent a couple of days wandering around the Sierra and decided that we would climb Stevens from the highway. I learned here that leather gloves do not keep your hands warm.
Posted May 19, 2008 12:55 pm

ckerthRed Lake Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2008


Climbed after summiting Red Lake Peak. Returned to the car at Carson Pass.
Posted May 12, 2008 12:27 pm

johnny72kfrom the east  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2007
pretty much came straight up from the highway. scrambled up from the east. it was definitely more "interesting" than the walk up from the other side. nice weather, pretty much no snow, but windy at the top.
Posted Nov 20, 2007 10:01 pm

A BitFrom Red Lake Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2005

A Bit

A nice add on from Red Lake Peak.
Posted Aug 26, 2007 7:52 pm

metasyn11From Red Lake Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007


I was with hgrapid.. and I will add that the descent to the Upper Truckee basin was also muddy.
Posted Jul 10, 2007 4:00 pm

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