Should have hit Melissa Coray as well but my fellow hiker didn't want to venture on. NP Another time
Went for a day hike off Carson Pass today with my wife. After doing Round Top last week, I have been officially bit by the peak bagging bug. Our main destination was 4th of July Lake, however, after reading some reports on this site had hoped to combine this hike by summiting 4th of July Peak, Peak 9795, Melissa Coray, and Covered Wagon.
By the time we finished up at the lake, where the fishing was on fire, we climbed out the hole and up to the saddle leading to the peak. We saw a fellow running down from the summit. We set off up the use trail and bagged this summit in 15 minutes. The wind was absolutely ripping up there in the 25-30mph range from the south. Hung around on the peak for 20-30 minutes, never found a register. Ended up calling it a day and saved the others for another day. By the time we turned the corner to Round stop Lake, the wind was coming out of the north and at Winnemucca Lake from the east. So weird! Great day trip. Walked 14 miles total and took my 3rd summit in as many weeks! Now just gotta settle on my next one!
Really fun hike, from Carson Pass went up to Round Top, then retraced back to the saddle and went up to both of The Sisters, then traversed some fun class 2/3 and some steep scree slopes to the saddle at Fourth of July Peak. Fourth of July was a bit of a slog up a decent use trail, after the excitement of the other peaks it didn't quite measure up. Took the trail all the way back to Carson Pass from Fourth of July. TR is HERE.
Skied from Carson Pass. Low peak for the area, but great views. Good alternative to Round Top - no crowds.
From Woods Lake. Part of a ridge traverse that ended with Covered Wagon.
4th of July was pretty unremarkable other than the phenomenal view of the backside of Sisters/Roundtop.
Pics and commentary are here.
Tagged on return trip from 4th of July lake.
Camped the night before at Fourth of July Lake. Hiked to the top on my way back out the next morning. Simple hike. Great views.
A fun snowshoe outing with Matthew from Kirkwood to Carson Pass. Trip Report
Hiked along with Peak 9795 and Melissa Coray Peak.