Alta Peak Climber's Log

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pdx2lax - Sep 17, 2012 3:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012

Great Hike  Sucess!

Great hike! Weather was perfect, got up to the summit around 1 PM and just hung out for a few hours. No afternoon T-storms! The 10 ft climb from the logbook canister to the summit marker is not as scary as it looks.


orbitor - Apr 19, 2012 2:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2011

From Wolverton via Panther Gap  Sucess!

Been waiting to stand on the summit ever since setting eyes on the Great Western Divide from Panther Gap many years ago. Views from the gap all the way to the summit are nothing short of incredible. Combined with a perfect late summer day, this will always be one of my favorite Sierra memories.


GlennD - Jan 18, 2012 1:02 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011

Great day hike  Sucess!

Snowshoed up on a beautiful day. Trail was hard to follow in some parts, but the view from the top and glissade down were well worth it.


LincolnB - Dec 6, 2011 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 1984

1984  Sucess!

Climbed this more than once -- 6/30/84 was with brothers Jon & Andrew and friend Stan. We headed cross-country to Pear Lake, I got off track and into a scary descent...


soslaw - Nov 17, 2011 1:08 pm Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2011

Snow Slog  Sucess!

Broke trail from Mehrten Meadows to the summit. Rewarded with views of the spectacular snow clad western divide.

balbert - Nov 4, 2011 2:39 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2011

Beautiful day at Alta Peak  Sucess!

Hiked Alta Peak yesterday solo. Beautiful day. Windy and cool on the summit. Both registers on the summit were full, so did not get to sign in. Only saw three people all day. Very little snow, although a Winter storm was on the way.


klotito - Oct 14, 2011 2:35 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2011

Snowy Fall Hike  Sucess!

A foot of snow about 1 week before my trip made for a glorious fall hike. Ran into a mother bear with two cubs while taking a detour up to Panther Peak.


BrianChase - Aug 22, 2011 4:40 pm

nice  Sucess!

great views of the western divide


Paulatron - Aug 8, 2011 10:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

Highest Peak  Sucess!

Great views, friendly bears, fun hike.


mcphersonm80 - Aug 8, 2011 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

World Class Views  Sucess!

Great hike from Wolverton, several miles through dense forest with bears, and then the views open up over the Great Western Divide. From the summit, you can see Whitney. The last two miles are straight up, tough but worth it. Also is an excellent place to get engaged. :D


Niels79 - Jul 28, 2011 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2011

Lots of snow  Sucess!

The last mile of the hike was one big snow field, but so worth it


llkylej - Jul 27, 2011 2:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2011

Wow  Sucess!

With two friends who had never gone hiking. Tough first hike, but well worth it. Beautiful scenery on a beautiful day with great friends--can't be beat.


EnFuego - Jul 3, 2011 7:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2009

Solo via Pear Lake  Sucess!

After a hiking partner bailed on me at last minute, I decided on a solo trip to Alta Peak. I started at the normal TH at Wolverton parking lot, hiked ther Lakes Trail to Heather Lake via the Watchtower Route, than on to Aster Lake, Emerald Lake and finally Pear Lake for lunch. From Pear Lake skirted the north (east?) shoreline to the end of the lake. From here, scrambled some Class III and IV sections up to the saddle about halfway between Peak 11,328 and Alta Peak. Hiked the ridgeline and summited Alta Peak. Descended the south face Class I route around Tharps Rock, through Mehrten Meadow, Panther Gap, and then back up to join the Lakes Trail again. Nice 15 mile lollipop route.


Niels79 - Apr 16, 2011 10:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

Nice!  Sucess!

Nice round-trip to Alta Peak. 14.3 miles


OOG - Jan 27, 2011 11:27 pm

Verterans day

Incredible view, the frozen tablelands seemed to glisten


eyeonsky - Oct 23, 2010 12:29 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2005

Alta Peak Trail  Sucess!

Sporadic snow past Mehrten Meadow. The final 500 feet had about 1 foot of snow. Fantastic views of the Great Western Divide on a clear day.

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Sep 19, 2010 7:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010

Alta Peak Trail  Sucess!

Took the standard trail from Wolverton. My friend's GPS registered around 8 miles each way. I loved the scenery at the top. Decided that the roundtrip to "Winter Alta" seemed way longer than we wanted to bother with.


mengbo - Aug 12, 2010 4:41 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2009

Summit  Sucess!

lots of snow on the last 500 ft to the summit.


mdostby - Aug 9, 2010 8:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

Pretty mellow  Sucess!

Hiked this on a beautiful day via Panther Gap, Alta Peak Trail. No bugs at all. Saw one deer and a bear.


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...

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