Alta Peak Climber's Log

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YEM

YEM - Feb 19, 2018 5:52 am Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2018

My First Peak in Sequoia   Sucess!

After seeing the big trees, I looked at the trail map and decided this was the only place I needed to go. I've only climbed one mountain in almost a year and a half, so it was good to get back to the high country. The weather was much different than Feb. climbing in the Northwest! Warm and sunny with only patches of snow. Soon after the 2.1 mile sign, I made it to the open meadow and the slope leading up to the summit ridge. Easy terrain to a spectacular view. Highly recommended.

T. White

T. White - Oct 19, 2017 2:12 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2017

Excellent hike  Sucess!

I can see why Alta is so popular... the summit is more elevated than it looks from below, and give a wonderful soaring feeling. Summit registers (plural) were chock full, but the ammo box has rusted through in the water-filled granite pothole where it's been placed. Was glad to get an hour on the summit with a very congenial bunch before the gasping hordes came up the trail.

Weather was outstanding, but smog continued to fill up the valley until you couldn't see the bottom.

gordonye

gordonye - Sep 18, 2017 1:39 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2017

From Pear Lake

Climbed from Pear Lake to the saddle near "Winter Alta Peak". My buddy Mike Chen made it to the summit, while I descended with my friend Todd who experienced a serious anxiety attack.

BobD3

BobD3 - Nov 14, 2016 7:46 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2016

standard route  Sucess!

Late season climb on a beautiful day. Views were superb.

StartingOver

StartingOver - Aug 15, 2016 3:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2016

Amazing Views  Sucess!

The trail to the summit also went through some grand forests and meadows full of wildflowers.

cab

cab - Jul 11, 2016 6:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2016

Trail  Sucess!

Tremendous views from the summit! Pretty busy on the trail and on top. Visited the nearby General Sherman Tree afterwards back in the land of paved trails and selfie sticks.

trexkerry - Jul 3, 2016 9:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2016

From Wolverton  Sucess!

Very popular peak, I counted at least 8 entries in the summit register before mine on this holiday weekend. On descent I hit Panther Peak and then cross country back to Wolverton. This was a most enjoyable hike.

Tasaio

Tasaio - Jan 26, 2016 6:08 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2015

Very nice day hike  Sucess!

During late summer 2015, I was staying in the area with a friend an we decided to hike up some of the mountains in the park. Alta Peak was a very nice but also very long day hike from Wolverton. The hike itself is not very difficult and no climbing skills are required to reach the summit.

DukeJH

DukeJH - Jun 25, 2015 1:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2015

Pass the DEET Please  Sucess!

Nice hike but for the mosquitos down low. Great views from a good Class2 introductory summit block.

Wallylongridge

Wallylongridge - Jun 18, 2015 1:18 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2015

Long walk  Sucess!

A good walk, up a nice peak. Great views!

jrnewmann

jrnewmann - Mar 16, 2015 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2015

Fun "Winter" Day hike  Sucess!

Hiked solo from Wolverton President's day weekend, took about 3 hours to summit. Trail is in good shape, little bit of snow before Panther gap but nothing troubling. More snow after the split for the summit trail, and then the last 700 or so vertical feet were covered. Hiked the snow field without crampons or snowhshoes, just followed someone elses tracks and used the exposed granite to get to the top. Gorgeous day, gorgeous views. First time up this peak and it was a ton of fun. first real "winter" climb but winter conditions certainly weren't prevailing.

charitydominic

charitydominic - Oct 30, 2014 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

Great hike  Sucess!

Fun hike as part of a backpack. With full packs. And lots of bees.

ScottWhitneyBound

ScottWhitneyBound - Oct 19, 2014 3:19 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2014

Clear october skies  Sucess!

Awesome views 360 degrees. Only three others attempted the summit on this day.

pschlais

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

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

What a view  Sucess!

Wow

pBerg

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

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

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).

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