An enjoyable snowshoe outing with nearby Snow Mtn. Trip Report
A great day. The class 3 was fun and snow mountain had excellent views.
This was a pretty cool mountain. It looks a lot taller at the base than it actually is. I was very happy to see a trail up the beginning part. The scrambling up was fairly easy but going down was annoying. David somehow thought down-climbing was fun.
After the summit, we:
-went to eat at the Summit Restauraunt, sat at the bar, and listened to people talk about smoking cigarrettes.
-took the dirt part of Soda Springs Road.
-rescued 13 runners from going the wrong way by putting them in the back of the pickup truck.
-made a quick stop at Duncan Peak and looked out the lookout.
-went to the Big Trees of Placer county (believe me those trees are big) and saw some Giant Sequioas.
-those trees really were big.
-drove about a billion miles per hour on the dirt road at the End of the World and almost hit a cow.
-couldn't find the End of the World.
-listened to Hot For Teacher on the way to Forest Hill.
-drove accross the tallest bridge in California.
-talked to some crazy guy that wanted to hitch-hike to "the dam" and tried to give us some "mo-town" so we would let him lay down in the back of the truck "like a log".
-listened to xerog radio.
What a day.
Cascade Lakes to the North Chute then class 3 gully to the summit with iamthebest1122. Good scramble, nice views. Had lunch in Soda Springs then drove out Soda Springs Rd and saved 13 trail runners from sure death when they took a wrong turn. I had 10 people in the bed of the pickup and 3 in the back of the cab! Ben and I took them to Robinson Flat and they gave us $ 40! Not bad...continued to check out some other spots out above Foresthill. Long day!
Good peak - I did this as a trail run from Cascades Lakes on Palisade Creek Trail - I overshot quite a bit of distance and didn't catch myself until the the switchbacks heading down toward the Royal Gorge. Came back and just chanced onto the old logging road. Got myself into a bit of bushwhacking - always a good time. I noticed people are saying that the northern part of the ridge is the summit but on the map the summit is clearly denoted as the south part of the ridge - I also located the USGS marker there. Am I way off on this? I might have to take another trip up there... :-)
this was a good Ogul peak to do.
First class 3 ascent. Eaten alive by Mosquitoes. Good training mountain. Fairly stable rock on the north. Spotted a Bear! I almost wussed out on a class 3-4 section. Don't go down the west side in the summer! The bush wacking is not much fun.
Ran over from our campsite near Cascade Lake as a training run with some friends. Fun summit, although I remember it being quite "buggy."
This is one of my favourite Tahoe area peaks, too. Easy, fun climbing, with some cool views.
This is a great peak! The views are awesome because the peak really stands alone. The climbing is fun and can be varied. When we did the hike, the road was still closed due tot snow at the ski lodge, adding 6 miles RT. Also hiked the trail (not maintained) along the south and east of the peak. 17 miles RT. Probably my favorite north Tahoe peak to date.