Alta Peak Climber's Log

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pschlais - Apr 26, 2014 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2013

via Panther Gap  Sucess!

Very enjoyable climb, great views from the summit. Insects were particularly bad that day but weren't a problem as long as you kept moving


hauntedbymediocrity - Jul 29, 2013 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2013

What a view  Sucess!



pBerg - Jul 2, 2013 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

First peak over 4000'  Sucess!

Joined YK and a handful of other Bay Area folks for a day trip. Gorgeous weather. My first peak over 4000ft and my first introduction to altitude sickness :(


countrykyle - May 16, 2013 10:10 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2012

Snowy Alta  Sucess!

Post holed the last 1000ft, but the view was worth it!

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Apr 11, 2013 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2013

Southwest Face  Sucess!

It may be spring on the calendar but this was a winter climb. Snow, with a few breaks, all the way from 1 mile out of Wolverton. On the upper half, no sign of a trail and no tracks so freestyled the route. Straight up the southwest face. Crampons for the last several hundred feet as snow conditions varied. Warm temperatures for the day lower on the mountain melted off significant amounts of snow just in the course of the day, the trail will be dusty before long.

Terry Fazio

Terry Fazio - Mar 30, 2013 9:29 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2012

Sunny October Day  Sucess!

Solo hike last October on a beautiful clear day. Only saw a couple other people the whole day, mostly at the summit. I plan on coming back this summer & bringing the family this time.


Bill562 - Feb 19, 2013 11:08 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2013

Winter Alta ski  Sucess!

Solo from camp above the hut. Busy area, snow levels are low for this time of year. There was a crevasse at about 10K level, easy to miss especially if you are skiing, better to stay in the main chute (closer to the hut).


countrykyle - Nov 30, 2012 5:25 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2012

Thanksgiving Climb  Sucess!

Summited the day after Thanksgiving. Beautiful weather. Even got into the upper 70's by the time we left the summit. Pretty sustained snow above 9,000ft. Post holed the last mile through knee deep snow and had the summit to ourselves! Great way to spend a holiday! (

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.

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