Dayhiked on a crazy winter day with bearbnz. Left Bridgeport around 0515 and started hiking around 7-ish. An oncoming storm was forecast to dump a lot of snow on the Sierra starting that night, so we had to move fast. In spite of carrying a little more gear than normal, we got to the summit in 3-something hours. After being convinced to go after Montgomery in spite of lowering clouds and increasing winds, I suddenly remembered why I avoid buying cold-weather gear. The return trip down the mountain involved the highest winds I have hiked in since Nevado de Colima --- find a big rock and hang on! Got back to the highway before dark even....
My first Big One. Trail is steep from the Saddle. Had doubts about making it to the top. Thank God for second wind. A real beauty. Trail is not as bad as people make it out to be.
a true slog... everything loose underfoot each step of the way, up and down
Found directions off of the web and decided to give it a shot. we finally got to the trail head around 1 am. got up early the next day and headed off for the summit. Somewhere along the way we got off the main trail and ended up going up the bowl. It is nothing but a 13,140 foot pile of scree. Even VW size boulders would move on us. Made the summit early morning and enjoyed beautiful views all around. Made it back down and back to Reno before dark.
Left for trail canyon saddle, climbed steeply to the ridge on the southeast side well before reaching saddle. I liked the variation. Not a cloud in the sky and I had the mountain to myself...all day.
ScottyS and I did this as a conditioning hike for the big plans we had for the rest of the summer. Hiked up Trail Canyon, through lots of snow, and summited in ~4.5 hours. Descent took 2:10.
Climbed with bearbnz as a early-season warm up. Always wanted to get up there! Ice axe was very helpful, crampons were optional.
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Climbed with forjan. Beautiful warm day!
Clear day. Enjoyed the first two miles as you walk nearby meadows and cow pup. Took a small break at Trail Canyon Saddle and proceeded towards the summit. Didn't feel like walking over to Montgomery Peak. Came down via the scree bowl on the far right (east).
A very enjoyable route with fine views from the summit.
Great hike. We started about 6:30 am and reached the peak before 9:00 am. It's well worth the trek over to Montgomery Peak, which feels more like a peak than Boundary. Camping is very limited. You are on a slope with very few level spots. Stream nearby provides plenty of water.
Definitely one of the nicest climbs/hikes I have done! After much reading on the subject, I decided to climb this peak via the Queen Canyon route. Got to the trailhead at about 12:30 PM, got my gear together, then headed out right at about 1:00 PM. The route is approximately 9 miles round-trip, so didn't make it back to my car until about 9:30 PM that evening (did it all as a "day trip," even though half of it was in the dark!). Made the summit in about 4.5 hours; right at nearly pitch black! Signed the register, took a GPS reading, snapped some photos, then headed back down. Saw not another soul on the mountain the entire time I was there! Definitely an awesome trip, especially in the dark!
Camped just up the trail from the parking area with my 15 year old son Dan. We saw many cars leaving as we were coming in so we expected this to be a very busy place. (I had climbed the mountain many years before on the 4th of July and was the only person there). Pleasent surprise! We saw only 1 other person. Only a little snow near the top (mild winter). Dan and I ran through the scree all the way down from the summit ridge to the canyon bottom. Great fun for me. Dan's first "real" mountian.