Alta Peak Climber's Log

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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).

countrykyle

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! (countrykyle.wordpress.com)

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

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

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

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

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

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

BrianChase - Aug 22, 2011 4:40 pm

nice  Sucess!

great views of the western divide

Paulatron

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

Highest Peak  Sucess!

Great views, friendly bears, fun hike.

mcphersonm80

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

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

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

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

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

Nice!  Sucess!

Nice round-trip to Alta Peak. 14.3 miles

OOG

OOG - Jan 27, 2011 11:27 pm

Verterans day

Incredible view, the frozen tablelands seemed to glisten

eyeonsky

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.

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