Echo Peak Climber's Log

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naura - May 28, 2018 10:26 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2018

Fun scramble, great views  Sucess!

Scrambled up the class 2 and 3 terrain between Upper and Lower Echo Lakes. Ascent to the ridge between Flagpole and Echo was fun and straightforward, with enjoyable scrambling and not too much brush. Magnificent views from the ridge, which I hugged as I went up to Echo Peak. Even better views from the summit. Some snowfields still present but no snow travel is required. Descended following use trails towards Upper Echo Lake and had to deal with some unstable talus and thick brush. My friend took a different descent route, aiming more towards Lower Echo Lake, and had to deal with cliffs and much more brush. Pick your route wisely!

cdog

cdog - Aug 22, 2017 2:16 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2017

summer lightning  Sucess!

Scrambled up above the moderate terrain between Echo Lakes to the top. Had a lightning bolt strike just behind me, and dropped to the ground for a while. then finished the summit in the rain & thunder bouncing from big boulder to boulder. Chose a different descent, way crappier than the way up (brush & cliffs). Classic little adventure...

Fairweather

Fairweather - Oct 18, 2015 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2015

From Flagpole  Sucess!

With Todd

trexkerry - May 26, 2015 2:02 am Date Climbed: May 25, 2015

Flagpole/Echo/Keiths Dome  Sucess!

From Echo Lakes, followed the ridgeline up to Flagpole then over to Echo Peak, then down and over to Keiths Dome before coming back via the PCT. A fun time for sure. TR is HERE.

Larry Laverty - Mar 14, 2015 2:41 pm Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2015

From Flagpole Peak  Sucess!

Followed PCT in to beneath Flagpole Peak, up SW slope to tiny saddle NW of peak, then to Flagpole. From Flagpole, followed a varying line, mostly over snow, to Echo Peak. Departed south, straight down boulder field to Upper Echo Lake and out on the PCT.

WayneFry

WayneFry - Dec 6, 2014 10:38 pm Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2014

From Echo Lakes  Sucess!

Climbed a line from the southeast and descended the southwest slope. Great view on top.

Cheeto - Sep 4, 2014 10:43 pm

Tamarack Trail to Echo Peak

Amazing views at the top took the tamarack trail to echo peak and then back down the tamarack trail. There are some really awesome rocks at the peak!

sdrobinson - Mar 28, 2014 12:51 am Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2014

Echo  Sucess!

Flagpole and Echo in mixed conditions!

bigbadgoo - Dec 9, 2013 1:21 am Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2013

Wind was rippin!  Sucess!

Nice quick trip up Echo and scrambling out over Indian Rock - Some tempting views put Angora peak on my list!

Marmaduke

Marmaduke - Aug 11, 2013 12:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2013

Traverse from Flagpole  Sucess!

Short easy day, beautiful weather.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Jul 17, 2013 11:34 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2013

Echo the Praise...  Sucess!

...of this fine view. From Echo Lake via the Triangle/Lily Lake trail.

gordonye

gordonye - Oct 28, 2012 3:35 am Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2012

Flagpole-Echo Traverse

Traversed Flagpole and Echo Peak with 3 ft of snow cover, with Pete T. and Matt S.

calipidder

calipidder - Apr 22, 2012 5:51 pm Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2004

Snowshoe from Echo Lakes  Sucess!

Gorgeous day, wonderful snow hike.

chudder

chudder - Jul 18, 2011 1:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2011

Angora Lake to Echo Lake  Sucess!

Up from Angora Lake, down Flagpole Peak descent route to Echo Lake.

fedak

fedak - Jul 8, 2011 9:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2011

Main trail then on to Flagpole  Sucess!

Took the main Echo Lake trail and then the spur towards Triangle Lake- but hit the snowline a couple hundred yards up the spur. From there it was cross country on well consolidated snow (no snowshoes/skis) that lasted until 1/4 mile below the summit.

From Echo I continued the ridge traverse over to Flagpole and descended to the lake from there.

Pics and commentary are here.

emilie

emilie - Mar 9, 2011 11:10 am Date Climbed: Feb 27, 2011

Echo Lakes TH  Sucess!

Gorgeous hike. Tough trailbreaking in snowshoes but had a group of 7 to rotate the lead. Amazing views of Lake Tahoe. A must do in winter!

BCL

BCL - Jul 11, 2010 7:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

From Echo Lakes  Sucess!

From Echo Lakes trailhead.

winemanvan

winemanvan - Mar 16, 2010 11:01 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 1973

My First Sierra Peak  Sucess!

This was the first Sierra peak I climbed. My friends and I sat on top all day smoking Marlboros, listening--over and over--to The Moody Blues, and Grand Funk Railroad on a big heavy cassette tape recorder. We said things like, "I don't know man." and "Bitch'n".
I didn't have a camera, but the image of Echo Lake below is burned into my head. It made quite an impression.

SkyPilot84

SkyPilot84 - Oct 12, 2009 2:11 am Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2009

Snowshoe Day Trip   Sucess!

What better way to spend my birthday than snowshoeing up Echo Peak. Sweet views of Tahoe from the top. We left from the Echo Lakes trailhead.

Jonodo

Jonodo - Sep 28, 2009 5:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2009

From Flagpole Peak  Sucess!

Climbed this one after Flagpole Peak. The traverse to Echo Peak from Flagpole is easier than it looks. Lots of flat sandy spots. Nice views and finally some cooler temps.

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