Donner Peak Climber's Log

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patricklynch88

patricklynch88 - Mar 22, 2020 12:43 am Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2020

Pacific Crest Trailhead  Sucess!

Mt Judah and Donner Peak via Pacific Crest Trailhead and Mount Judah Loop trail. We were on the trail by 10:50 and made it to the summit of Mt Judah by Noon. We wore snowshoes the entire way as there had been a big snow storm earlier in the week, but fortunately the trail had been pretty well compacted in most areas by other hikers and skiers by the time we arrived. We made our way back down to be beginning of the Judah ridge and then up to the summit of Donner Peak by 12:30. Party of 2. 1.85 miles and 1 hour 10 minutes to the summit of Mt Judah. Another 1 mile and 30 minutes of hiking to Donner Peak. Weather was sunny with intermittent cloud coverage. Hiked without a jacket or gloves until we reached the ridge and then strong winds picked up. 1,200 ft of elevation gain to the summit of Mt. Judah and another 250 ft for Donner Peak. 4.25 miles, 1,525 ft of elevation gain, and 2 hour 40 minutes round trip.

A Bit

A Bit - Jan 31, 2020 6:25 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2016

Judah loop   Sucess!

Great place to be for sunrise over Donner Lake.

colingregory

colingregory - Dec 13, 2019 11:38 am Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2019

Dayhike  Sucess!

Last of the day 5 of 5, happy I brought my headlamp for the rest of the hike to the car.

itzacho - Dec 16, 2018 7:31 am Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2018

Donner Peak  Sucess!

About four feet of good snow. Shoed most of the way up, climbed the last twenty feet of bare rock to summit. Windy!

Kumihatfield

Kumihatfield - May 7, 2018 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2014

Great view of lake  Sucess!

Easy, nice one.

SuperChthonic

SuperChthonic - May 3, 2018 8:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2014

Side trip on way to Mount Judah   Sucess!

Pretty and easy. Worth the detour.

Katy Y

Katy Y - Jul 17, 2016 5:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2016

With Judah  Sucess!

Piece o' cake. Saw bolts for climbing in some odd places...

Wallylongridge

Wallylongridge - Jun 29, 2016 12:35 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2016

The loop trail  Sucess!

Meet many hiker's doing the PCT

jkantoline

jkantoline - Jun 23, 2015 1:54 am

A hike worth repeating  Sucess!

We decided to break in new snow shoes and gear we were going to use on future hikes. Gorgeous hike and views...was a lot of fun on snow shoes. Weather was good, brilliant sunshine and a great workout to boot. This is one of my favorite hikes so far. My husband and I have been to this one quite a few times.

Pharmacist

Pharmacist - Dec 2, 2014 5:01 pm Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2014

Family Trip  Sucess!

Nice walk up in cold temps with the whole family. no snow really to speak of yet.

ScottyP

ScottyP - May 12, 2014 12:18 am Date Climbed: May 11, 2014

Always Fun  Sucess!

Always a fun hike. PCT top, winter route down. Great snow conditions.

ScottyP

ScottyP - Apr 17, 2014 8:57 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2014

Spring time !?  Sucess!

Crampons to start , post holing to finish. Great day!

GlennD

GlennD - Apr 14, 2014 1:15 am Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2014

Summit  Sucess!

Climbed as part of SIG II training w/ SMG

JGHarrison

JGHarrison - Aug 5, 2013 8:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2013

got to come back in winter  Sucess!

up from the snowshed wall

trexkerry - Jun 23, 2013 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2013

Donner/Judah/Lincoln  Sucess!

Enjoyable traverse of Donner/Judah/Lincoln. Sort of made our own trail up Donner then hooked up with the PCT. Trip report is HERE

dkangas - May 1, 2013 9:38 pm

Short but Fun  Sucess!

Found a little steep and exposed slope on the north face for some fun.

sangus

sangus - Apr 29, 2013 3:03 pm Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2013

Fun Fun Fun!  Sucess!

Ascented the north face with a group of 12 climber from Sierra Mountaineering Group.

DrHill

DrHill - Apr 19, 2013 11:35 pm Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2013

The north face  Sucess!

Fun steep stuff

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Mar 28, 2013 4:42 pm Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2012

Summit via West Face/West Ridge  Sucess!

Snow a plenty. Determined to see the summit without snowshoes on the approach. At times would have stretches of 20-30 yards of stepping into post holes, many past the knees, one fun-filled step at a time. But the top is glorious. I've loved this neck of the woods all my life, having learned to ski at neighboring Sugar Bowl.

tyler4588

tyler4588 - Feb 27, 2013 8:04 pm Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2013

With Judah On Skis  Sucess!

I climbed Donner Peak with Mount Judah in a great half-day of skiing. Good snow! Check out my trip report:
http://www.trailingoffca.com/2013/02/donner-peak-and-mount-judah/

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