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conpenWith my mom!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012


Highest point in Amador County. Comparing to other known peaks in area, definitely less strenuous than Mt. Tallac. Maybe a good warm-up for it.
Posted Oct 24, 2017 1:38 pm

kaylam87Breezy Late Summer Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2017


Hiked this peak with NorCal Women Adventurers. We had nice weather, breezy at the top and on the ridge.
Posted Sep 25, 2017 6:11 pm

mengboday hike   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2017


day hike after Kirkwood closed for the season. combined with Martin Point.
Posted Apr 24, 2017 12:59 am

bctahoe75Thunder Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2014


Parked at the trailhead on Highway 88 (just a few yards off the highway on the right) it is just a couple miles before Kirkwood if heading east. My friend Fred and I did this because it is the highest point in Amador county. This is a fairly short hike with great views from the top...Kirkwood is just below on one side and Silver Lake on the other. Easy going most of the way and you pass Martins Point on the way. We made a wrong turn near the top and had to retrace back and around to gain access to the summit....just head to the left the near the top of the trail. The trail is not real well defined unless you know where to look. We spent some time on top and should have headed for Thimble Peak but we started late and wanted to get back down before dark. I believe it was about 2.5 hours of hiking total....7 miles roundtrip? This is good hike for your girlfriend or wife...not too difficult. And yes, some girls kick ass so no comments please.
Posted May 15, 2015 3:39 pm

scgrantThunder Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2014


Nice hike. From the Highpoint I also followed the trail about a half mile further to the west, to the 2 foot lower west summit.
Posted Oct 19, 2014 11:34 pm

trexkerryAfternoon fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2014
Got started after lunch, hadn't done any research ahead of time and messed up twice - first I accidentally ascended the higher Thunder Mountain (thankful that happened as I didn't realize the named summit was lower), then on the return I went up to the top of the class 3 ridge near Martins Point, only to find out later that the named Martins Point was lower and an easy walk away. Why can't the high points be the named summits? Trip report is HERE.
Posted Aug 17, 2014 1:08 am

McCannster#28ish?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2014


With Mom and Sister. CA Co HP 28 or something like that.
Posted Aug 14, 2014 12:16 am

A BitThunder Mountain TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2014

A Bit

Lots of wind and rain this day with only a few yards visibility - but had the whole trail to myself.
Posted Jun 27, 2014 12:24 pm

JonodoAround Kirkwood  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2008


Hike Thunder Mtn along with Martin Point and Thimble Peak.
Posted Oct 26, 2013 11:56 am

cjrandallCOHP #2 of 2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2005


Nice twilight hike after picking up Calavares County earlier in the day.
Posted May 16, 2013 2:09 pm

shaggypFlipflops in the great outdoors  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007


After getting to the campground the night before we learned that shoes had been left at home, having chosen the campsite specifically so that we could do this hike though my not so outdoorsy girlfriend (now wife) agreed to do the hike in flipflops. Still managed to summit both the true highpoint and the namesake point. before heading home to Reno.
Posted Feb 15, 2013 2:02 pm

fedakThunder Mountain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2012


Easy morning outing from the namesake trailhead with a side trip to Martin Point.

Pics and commentary here.
Posted Jul 13, 2012 7:46 pm

Bob BurdLong traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2004

Bob Burd

With Matthew, we traversed from Kirkwood parking lot to Carson Pass, tagging all the summits along the way on a fine snowshoe outing. Trip Report.
Posted Apr 18, 2012 11:40 am

Brian KaletSki  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2008

Brian Kalet

Posted Dec 8, 2011 2:28 pm

mrchad9Winter Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2009


Parked at Kirkwood and headed straight up the right side of the the bunny lifts towards Martin Point before they opened up. Great weather and views. Took ice ax and crampons but the grip on the snowshoes was just enough.
Posted Jul 18, 2011 1:26 pm

DeanFirst of the day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2004


Dennis Poulin and I did this after camping in our vehicles at the trailhead. Still lots of snow when we were up there. Then we went on to pick off Granite Chief when it was considered the cohp of Placer county.
Posted Jul 17, 2011 4:24 pm

surgentBack in 2000  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2000


Enjoyable hike. Went to wrong summit first. Did the Calaveras COHP later in the day.
Posted Jul 17, 2011 2:45 pm

hgrapidWith Thimble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011


Led a group of 10 from Reno to the summit. Several snow crossings were required, but overall the mountain is losing snow fast and did not pose a serious challenge. Hiked Thimble Peak afterwards.
Posted Jul 16, 2011 11:51 pm

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