Bypassed the locked gate and 4-wheeled to within about 3/4 of a mile from the top. Hiked the last 3/4 mile and ~700 feet to some of the best views in the Tahoe Basin. Everything from Sonora Pass, Ebetts Pass, Carson Pass, Echo Pass and Freel/Jobs Sister/Jobs were viewable. Will post a panoramic once I download my pics. This was the first of three 10ers on the day, way better than being at work on a Friday!
Soft snow made for a long day. I really enjoyed the scrambling at the top.
First climbed 10/10/04, second attempt was 1/2006, and the second one failed due to bad weather.
Followed Pete Yamagata's route to the Base of the peak and then went up just left of the Solar panels. Great view and the peak looks a little like Devil's Tower from the base of the road.
This is the first mountain that I ever climbed.
First hit Picketts Peak they Hawkins and returned via Burns Lake Road (cross country ski route)
I have been looking at this peak since I climbed Round Top in the Summer so it felt good to make it to the summit. Me and my friend Ted made the climb and it was a good work out to the summit.