Elephants Back Climber's Log

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McCannster - Aug 11, 2023 8:09 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2023

Nice day  Sucess!

Nice mellow outing with Zoe, with a stopover at Winnemucca Lake.


increality - Aug 8, 2023 8:50 am Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2023

Fun riding the Elephant!

Fun climb up the North Side edge, with Natetronn. One of our colder days out that I can remember.


Natetronn - Feb 15, 2023 8:49 pm Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2023

Super Bowl Sunday Summit  Sucess!

Snowshoes to the base from Carson Pass. Went up near the edge on the North side, with our backs to Red Lake Peak. Fun little route to practice crampons and axes with a bit of "mixed" scrambling. With brother Jesse. Windy and cold, all around super nice day.

Hiking Metal Maniac

Hiking Metal Maniac - Aug 15, 2022 2:49 am Date Climbed: May 9, 2021

A hike of Elephants Back for Mother's Day  Sucess!

From Carson Pass. Test driving some new snowshoes.


Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Nov 12, 2021 6:01 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2021

Nice snow hike  Sucess!

Brought snow spikes but didn't use them. Plenty of snow on the trail, but really not much at all on top.


mgp5000 - Aug 6, 2020 8:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2020

Beautiful Views  Sucess!

Camping for two nights at Winnemucca Lake. I did a quick trip up Elephants Back early one morning. I did this once before many years ago. The best route is around (not through) the large boulder field that sits between Winnemucca Lake and the southwest slope of Elephants Back before ascending. I posted a video tour from the summit here: https://youtu.be/gXXbJFzWuUs


colingregory - Apr 23, 2019 4:19 pm Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2013

Dayhike  Sucess!

Headed up to Mokelumne Wilderness for a potential backpack but decided to just spend the day snowshoeing and sleep indoors. We originally planed to head up Round Top but we came unprepared for that sort of climb in the current conditions. Consolation prize was to summit Elephants Back and had some fun glissading down the NW side.


thehuntindaddy - Jun 23, 2018 3:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2018

Beautiful Views!  Sucess!

I’ve been hiking in the Carson Pass area for years. Usually our hikes end with fishing a picnics at Winnemucca Lake. This trip we decided to go for the Elephants Back Summit. We started our hike up the NE shore of Winnemucca Lake which led us to another small pond and a large boulder field. I’m assuming this is not the main route, but we boulder hopped all the way up the ridge to the open ground that led up the south end of Elephants Back. Made an easy ascent to the top and were afforded amazing views of Red Lake Peak, Hope Valley, Forestdale Divide, Round Top, Jeff Davis Peak and Caples Lake. We spent about 20 minutes on top, found a few rock piles but no summit register. Made the climb with my wife and 7-year old son, his first ever summit! Next up, Round Top!


kaylam87 - Jul 4, 2017 10:44 am Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2017

Snowshoe ascent  Sucess!

Snowshoed out with the Sierra Club during a weekend of snowcamping. Love the views of all the peaks in this area. This is a relatively easy climb, and a great way to see this area in the winter.


mengbo - Feb 27, 2017 5:35 pm Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2017

solo snow climb  Sucess!

the weather was good in the morning and got flurries in the afternoon. Quite windy when I reached the saddle of Round Top and The Sisters. Climbed The Sisters first and then this minor peak on my way back to the trailhead.


sierramtngoat - Jun 27, 2016 8:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2016

Up from JMT  Sucess!

Still lots of snow in the Round Top area. I had some fun side stepping up this as well as gaining the east ridge of Round Top. What is up with the $5 fee?


soslaw - Apr 15, 2016 11:10 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2016

Ski Tour  Sucess!

Cold windy day but great views into Hope Valley.


Bill562 - Dec 27, 2015 1:14 am Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2015

Again  Sucess!

Skied to the summit this time, attempted Round Top - too windy


jkantoline - Jun 23, 2015 2:14 am Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2012

Carson Pass  Sucess!

Great hike that was intended to be on Round Top, but the weather and conditions forced us to rethink the day. Super fun walk to the top from Carson Pass. Lots of snow but it was worth it.


colinr - Feb 25, 2015 1:54 am Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2015

Family Snow Hike  Sucess!

Invigorated by the snowy approach, my daughter and I scrambled up the mostly barren summit scree just as bitter winter winds finally made their way to the Sierra after an extremely warm week (and winter). My wife and two sons skipped the summit, but all of us enjoyed the scenery, supportive snow, and some decent sledding.

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Feb 18, 2015 10:12 pm Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2015

Standard Route, Winter  Sucess!

Wrong turn at Albuquerque and ended up cross country on snowshoes through the woods to the base. A happy accident, enjoyed not seeing a sign of any human, only trees and snow, most of the way. All but a patch or two of the snow on the mountain itself has melted out, so ditched snowshoes at base of it and hoofed to the top.


Bill562 - Jan 30, 2015 10:43 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2014

From Carson Pass

Fun laps on skis, summit too rocky to bother with


WayneFry - Jan 4, 2015 6:00 pm Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2015

East Face  Sucess!

Short steep ascent on a fine sunny day with great snow conditions. Included a walk over to Round top to checkout conditions on the east ridge.

trexkerry - Jun 23, 2013 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013

With Round Top  Sucess!

Mistakenly stayed on the PCT and realized it on the back side of Elephants Back. Climbed loose scree and rocks up to Elephants Back summit and traveled cross country to hook up with the right trail at Round Top Lake. Enjoyed the class 3 climb at the end. Trip report at http://www.mountainhiker.org/trip_report.aspx?id=92


Jonodo - Feb 11, 2013 3:43 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2013

Carson Pass  Sucess!

Hiked this one for the second time after bailing on the Sisters due to high winds.

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