Echo Peak Climber's Log

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nader - Sep 16, 2023 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2023

Echo, Keiths and Ralston  Sucess!

Did a one way hike to the summits of Echo Peak, Keiths Dome and Ralston Peak. See trip report.

Hiking Metal Maniac

Hiking Metal Maniac - Dec 20, 2020 6:20 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2020

Part of a five mile ridge traverse  Sucess!

Using two cars, my brother and I started at Echo Lake, and traversed the ridge from Flagpole Peak to Echo Peak, to Indian rock and then Angora Peak, and down to Angora Lakes parking lot, where the other car was left. A beautiful day filled with voluminous bonus scrambling on high quality granite.


patricklynch88 - Sep 29, 2019 11:53 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2019

Echo Lakes Trailhead  Sucess!

Echo Peak via Echo Lakes Trailhead, PCT, and Triangle Lake Trail. We were on the trail at 11:15 and made it to the summit by 1:35. We went off-trail for the last 0.5 mile in order to take a more direct route. Party of 2. 5 miles and 2 hour 20 minutes to the summit. Weather was cloudy, with strong winds at the top. Low temperatures required gloves, beanies, and extra layers. The trail was covered in about 4 inches of fresh power, and required some route finding in certain parts. 1,785 ft elevation gain to the summit, and another 375 on the way back near Echo Lakes for a total of 2,165.

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

Snowshoe from Echo Lakes  Sucess!

Gorgeous day, wonderful snow hike.


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

From Echo Lakes  Sucess!

From Echo Lakes trailhead.

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