Was staying at the Olympic Village Inn and hiked straight from there via Shirley Lake and up to the summit. Near the ridge had to cross some steep snow in our tennis shoes. Didn't have gloves so our hands nearly froze trying to pull ourselves up. Met up with some friends on top who had felt the need to take the gondola up.
via the Granite Chief chair, made the turns look hard by looking silly the whole way down!
but the turns were easy!
Climbed Emigrant Peak and then continued on to Granite Chief.
A sunny and warm November day. Went on to Needle and Lyons Peaks and back to Emigrant Peak.
Great morning/early afternoon outing, though the winds were quite strong. Immediately followed by Oktoberfest at Olympic Village and snow flurries in the evening. Keep the white stuff coming!
Fun little peak.
Hot hot hot summer day.
Continued on to Needle/Lyons Peaks
Pics are here.
Beautiful area with amazing views...
Great conditions for snowshoeing, not so great for crampons. Beautiful area despite the resort.
Nice peak in spite of the ski resort.
Warm, smokey hike. Fires burning this Summer in the American River canyon have made the I-80 corridor look like something out of southern Cal. I would imagine on a clear day the views would be awesome. Another COHP completed.
Beautiful wildflowers. Everywhere. Best bit was the beer at high camp at the end...
Looped around the ridgelines surrounding Squaw Valley. Half on snowshoes, half on just crampons. Trip Report
Skied from the summit!
Snowshoe from Olympic Village. Great day, less the buttholes of the squaw valley ski patrol.
I was glad to get one more hike in this late in the season without breaking out the snowshoes. Temps were in the low 20's at the start and it was really, really windy. We tried to hit Needle Peak but the winds were way to strong. Hiked with Ol'Walsher. Nice day.
Relatively straightforward hike. We got slightly turned around after we passed under the ski lift, but soon reoriented ourselves.
A nice, easy two-fer for the day. Tinker Knob and then Granite Chief out of Squaw Valley. The trail to the PCT meanders quite a bit and then disappears, but the XC is easy. Nice hike, but would be much better without the ski lifts. C2C time: 6 hrs 45 mins.