Lots of waterfalls and snow slopes. Great scrambling over Fern Lake to ridge, other than that it's a boring slog. Terrific views though!
A pleasant hike of about 13 miles. Took the trail to 10.040', then took the ridge around to the summit. Descended through Spooky Meadows, which was quite a bit shorter.
Nice hike along the Sierra Crest. Final peak of the day after Two Teats and San Joaquin. Out and back from Minaret Summit.
Class 3 options on this slope too, not just class 2.
The smoke from the Rim Fire carried down all the way to Carson Peak, but we still enjoyed the hike to Angew Lake and up the West face of Carson Peak. Good day overall. Did the last 1,200' up the face in 50 minutes.
xc via agnew pass
My wife and I went to Fern Lake, and found our way up the ramps and slabs. We were surprised (and a little crestfallen) to find a trail across the top, complete with horse poop.
I had been to the lake a few days earlier, and had picked a class 2 (mostly!) line around the cliffs.
Fun morning hike/scramble. Trip Report
Went with xav and tang, snow was a few feet deep past spooky meadow. Awesome time and spectacular views.
With AJ and Tang via Silver Lake, Agnew lake, spooky meadow then up the plateau. 2-3' of snow cover starting from Spooky meadows made for incredible views.
Kind of easy from that side. Part of a loop from Minaret Summit, back via PCT. Trip report
Dayhike from Rush Creek TH via Agnew Pass.
Just kept on going after hiking up San Joaquin Mountain.
Came up the tramway and around from the plateau, descended the west slope