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kaylam87Solitude in Spring Snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2017


Parked on Hwy 89 and started hiking up the trail around 10. Quickly got into patches of snow and just aimed for the path of least resistance. Steep slopes and elevation had us sucking air. Got up to the snow-free summit area a bit after 12. Took pictures and ate lunch a little below the summit out of the wind. Gorgeous sunshine and warm temps the whole day. Snow was just melted enough to make it easy going on the way down, not so soft that we were postholing thankfully. Didn't need snowshoes. I used micro spikes and poles with snow baskets. Helped a lot with my speed up the mountain. Got a little off our path when we hit a clear road and took it the wrong way. We were able to hit 89 and walk parallel back to our parking spot. Just under 4 miles. Didn't see any other hikers or cars in the area. Nice and short day hike!
Posted Jul 4, 2017 10:18 am

Brian AsherSnowshoe  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2015

Brian Asher

It had just snowed so there was tons of powder. Fun snowshoe straight up. Great views of Freel, Desolation, and Tahoe.

Route here:
Posted May 5, 2016 3:02 am

Bill562Luther Pass ski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2014


With Mike Y
Posted Dec 30, 2014 1:48 am

MarmadukeSnowshoe to the summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2014


My wife and I snowshoed to the top. Windy day.
Posted Feb 17, 2014 4:49 pm

trexkerry4th option on the day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2014
Could not access Tallac, so went to Phipps. Got mixed up on the cross country vs trail route and realized didn't have enough time, so went to Rubicon. Streets at top of Rubicon subdivision were iced over and my car started skidding so gave up on that and went to Waterhouse. Waterhouse saved the day - got an OGUL summit, went up from Luther Pass, well marked trail up to the top, nice views. Trip report is HERE.
Posted Jan 4, 2014 7:22 pm

A BitFrom Luther Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2013

A Bit

A quick hike up through the trees.
Posted Jul 4, 2013 1:51 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. Took about 8.5 hours.
Posted Jan 27, 2013 4:57 pm

KerstinGreat snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2009


A great day of skiing with Paul and Dan.
Posted May 16, 2012 1:42 pm

KaraSkiing Galore  Sucess!


Great place to ski.
Posted Aug 18, 2011 11:58 pm

jimeganwaterhouse peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2011


snowshoed up deep powder from Luther Pass after breaking trail partway 2 days earlier with Pat
Posted Mar 4, 2011 11:27 am

96avs01Too many ski descents to count  Sucess!


Lots of fun turns from both Waterhouse and Powderhouse over the past few years. Great tree skiing when avy risks are elevated!
Posted Dec 23, 2010 12:36 pm

mlarkin2002Dayhike in winter conditions  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2010
Dayhiked on snowshoes from Luther pass, ran into a few skiiers and splitboarders on the way up. The area seems to receive a lot of ski traffic.
Posted Dec 13, 2010 12:56 am

fedakFrom Luther Pass (2x)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2010


Quick evening summit to catch the sunset.
Pics are here.
Posted Nov 1, 2010 1:34 am

bradbSE Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010
Climbed the steep and brushy southeast slopes above Scotts Lake
Posted Jul 10, 2010 11:01 pm

Vinnyreally fun ski  Sucess!


fun steep tree skiing! felt comfy enough to go solo with helmet.
Posted May 28, 2010 1:12 pm

ckerthFrom Big Meadow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2009


Left from the trail to Big Meadow along Highway 89. The weather was sunny and clear with nice views from the top.
Posted Feb 2, 2009 1:29 pm

derbillyNice 1/2 day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2005


Great little winter outing in the Tahoe area.
Posted Apr 29, 2007 10:27 pm

Matthew HollimanCarson - Luther Pass traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2005

Matthew Holliman

Followed the ridge from Carson Pass over Red Lake, Stevens, and Waterhouse. Enjoyable half-day outing.
Posted Feb 22, 2007 6:16 pm

Bob BurdCarson - Luther Pass Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2005

Bob Burd

An enjoyable outing with Matthew tagging Red Lake & Stephens as well, almost all on snowshoes. It got wet and sloppy going up and over Waterhouse. Trip Report
Posted Feb 22, 2007 5:05 am

BCLFrom Luther Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2007


Snow and cloud cover ruined the view, but still a fun outing.
Posted Feb 22, 2007 4:36 am

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