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.
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.
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?
Cold windy day but great views into Hope Valley.
Skied to the summit this time, attempted Round Top - too windy
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.
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.
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.
Fun laps on skis, summit too rocky to bother with
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.
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
Hiked this one for the second time after bailing on the Sisters due to high winds.
From Carson pass as a morning snowshoe on our drive back to the bay area. Beautiful day.
Just got back from elephants back. The snow made things fairly difficult at first because there was no obvious trail. so i started from carson snow park near red lake it was about a mile of zig zagging in fresh powder through trees until i was able to see elephants back. from there it was an easy hike to the top. Overall a great day trip
Nice snowshoe hike.
On the way to East ridge of RT..just some extra elevation gain
Practically skinned up the entire thing. Linked to Round Top via East Ridge. Fun SP outing with Mark, Vitaliy, Scott, Shane and one other mountaineering fiend.
Quick detour off of the PCT followed by a traverse over to Peak 9842 at the edge of the east ridge of Round Top.
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Snowshoe from Carson Pass with Ashley! Kirkwood Inn after. A glorious day.
First summitpost group outing for me -- met Misha, Diggler, keema, mrolph, mountainvoodoo and Dragger. We bagged this thing as a consolation prize after turning back from Round Top's east ridge (which in retrospect was not such a bad thing :)
High winds and deteriorating weather. Fun !