Alta Peak Climber's Log

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cbuelow

cbuelow - Jul 31, 2010 7:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2010

Alta Peak Trail  Sucess!

Knocked this out as a relatively easy dayhike with Jason and Jon. Great views from the trail and the summit...

biz

biz - Jul 29, 2010 1:54 pm Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2008

2x  Sucess!

Very fun and enjoyable winter ascents.

jonhersh

jonhersh - Jul 27, 2010 1:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2010

From Wolverton via Panther Gap  Sucess!

Nice dayhike. Incredible views.

Ze

Ze - Jul 26, 2010 4:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010

nice hike  Sucess!

added in Panther Peak and got to 12' overhang on Tharp's Rock

boyblue

boyblue - Jun 30, 2010 11:54 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 1988

From Woverton  Sucess!

Camped at Mehrton(spelling?) Meadow where my new stove exploded! Awesome view!

JimWallace

JimWallace - Jun 20, 2010 11:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2010

First West Peak  Sucess!

We hit this one NewYork style.There was much virgin snow all over so we had to blaze our own path to the summit.After reaching the wrong peak we had to double back and reclimb making our day an 8000ft day with over 18 miles of hiking.According to the logbook,we were the first there in almost a months time.It was a great hike and an exceptional summit

rhyang

rhyang - Mar 29, 2010 9:49 am Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2010

via Pear Lake  Sucess!

Snowcamped at Pear Lake. Beautiful day, good snow conditions. Short but fun third class scrambling in crampons.

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Also did it in Jan 2007 via Pear Lake, and Dec 2004 via Tharpe Rock gully.

SkyPilot84

SkyPilot84 - Mar 19, 2010 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2010

winter alta peak  Sucess!

Summited as part of an overnight backcountry ski/snowboard trip. There's a sweet 3-person snow cave at 36.60315N, 118.66838W. Might last until the next storm.

Kapelmuur

Kapelmuur - Jan 25, 2010 3:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2005

Still the highest, for now.  Sucess!

Fun day and still the highest peak I've climbed, thus I post. Compelled to shatter that record this year, barring unforeseen circumstances!

missymtngirl

missymtngirl - Aug 20, 2009 5:40 am

First 11,000 foot peak!...yeah...yeah....yeah

After our road trip we were on a high (or at least I was), and we decided to up the ante by climbing our first 11,000 ft peak. We were greeted by the usual suspects...those cute, furry, somewhat annoying marmots.

hikinedd

hikinedd - Aug 17, 2009 3:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

Peak on a Loop  Sucess!

Part of a loop trip to visit Alta Meadow and Peak, Moose and Pear Lakes.

KVHiker

KVHiker - Aug 13, 2009 1:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Alta Watchtower Loop  Sucess!

Our trail led us up to through Panther Pass and then around Tharps Rock to the summit. We continued down from Alta Peak to Pear Lake, Aster Lake, Emerald Lake, Heather Lake, the Watchtower, and then down to Wolverton which is where we parked. The trip was between 15-17 miles with an elevation gain between 4000 and 5000 feet, and it took us about 11 hours to complete the loop trip.

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mrchad9

mrchad9 - Jul 7, 2009 1:04 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2009

Winter backpack  Sucess!

Great way to start 2009 backpacking and summit the next day. Trail sometimes hard to follow from Panther Gap to camp at Mehrteh Meadow with the snow- and very enjoyable trip.

aknatn - Jun 24, 2009 12:52 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2009

So close to the top, yet so far

This was our first attempt this season and the snow proved to stop us just short of the summit. Beautiful views this time of the year and well worth it, just be ready for some slushy snow and slippery spots on the way. We were approx. 528 feet from the summit but the snow was too thin and we opted to stop rather than risking falling through a weak spot.

bechtt

bechtt - May 28, 2009 11:52 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2009

Wolverton Trail  Sucess!

Nice easy climb with Gordon after driving up from LA. About 7 hours round trip with lunch. Amazing snow capped view up top.

Bascuela

Bascuela - Apr 7, 2009 4:01 am

What a view!  Sucess!

Got to love the view from Alta Peak!

Noondueler

Noondueler - Feb 3, 2009 1:55 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1996

Took trail from Wolverton  Sucess!

Fine views of the Great Western D.!

justing

justing - Jan 27, 2009 3:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2008

Alta trail  Sucess!

Camped at the edge of the beautiful Alta meadow. Summited with great visibility -- could see Whitney. The views from the top makes me want to visit the Kaweahs.

selinunte01

selinunte01 - Dec 10, 2008 7:07 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2008

Alta Peak Trail and Lakes Trail  Sucess!

Great dayhike, starting from Wolverton via Panther Gap and Alta Peak Trail. Cloudy day with some thunderstorms in the High Sierra which - thank god - did not affect us. Descent from the summit via northeast ridge and down to Pear Lake with some class 2 / 3 scramble. We used the Lakes Trail from Pear Lake back to Wolverton.

dpsiebert

dpsiebert - Aug 22, 2008 6:05 am

Alta Peak Trail  Sucess!

Fun backpacking trip with a good group.

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