In between jobs, I convinced a friend to take some time off work and we headed to Tahoe National Forest for a rare weekday backpack. Headed straight for Glacier Lake from Carr TH, set up camp, and brought a beer up Black Buttes to enjoy. Unfortunately the ongoing fires obscured views, but they did create a unique scene.
Backpacked to Glacier Lake, then just had to go up the buttes. Super fun ridge and scramble up to the top. We had great views of the Sierra Buttes and could even make out Lassen in the distance. Did my first little glissade, heading down to the lake instead of taking the ridge back.
Followed the OHV roads to Eagle Lakes then up to the west end of the ridge, summit register hadn't been signed since October - this one doesn't see many winter ascents. Total of just over 17 miles. Trip report is HERE.
Fun solo hike. Semi-alpine feel at Glacier Lake and nice scrambling near the top. Returned via sand ridge. 4 hours 15 minutes RT.
Good hike. Ca. 13 miles from Blue Lake and back, fun scrambling on the four plugs sticking out of the ridge.
Hiked in about 4.5 miles, gained the saddle, traversed the ridge, descended to Beyers Lakes, and hiked out. About a 9 hour trip @ 13 miles. Some fun class 3-4 scrambling.
Nice day. Short, but fun class 3 at top.
Finally got around do doing these, had been eyeing them for a while. Gorgeous weather and not too many people in the area.