Donner Peak Climber's Log

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DanFeinberg - May 12, 2021 6:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2020

Donner Loop  Sucess!

Fun Loop

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Feb 13, 2021 11:17 am Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2021

Nice day out  Sucess!

2nd time up here. First time was Christmas Eve 2020.

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Dec 24, 2020 7:29 pm Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2020

Snowhiked it until it became unbearable and then put on snowshoes  Sucess!

This was the first time I've ever snowshoed a peak. The only snowshoeing I had done before this was some very short, flat trips. I don't think I'm very in love with the strap set-up on my MSR snowshoes. Awesome views at the top (Castle Peak, Sugar Bowl, Donner Lake). We pushed the envelope on the amount of available daylight hours, as it was just about dark when we got back to the car.


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

Great view of lake  Sucess!

Easy, nice one.


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

The loop trail  Sucess!

Meet many hiker's doing the PCT


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

Spring time !?  Sucess!

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


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

Summit  Sucess!

Climbed as part of SIG II training w/ SMG


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 - 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.

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