Kaiser Peak Climber's Log

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T. White

T. White - Nov 4, 2017 6:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2017

Fun in the snow  Sucess!

Even though the trail was covered with snow in the upper reaches, there were still a few who made it up that Saturday. Clear skies in the morning gave way to rolling clouds and a white-out on the upper slopes. Great conditioning hike.

trexkerry - Oct 30, 2016 11:38 pm Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2016

Great fun  Sucess!

I started from Upper Deer Creek Lane, taking the Kaiser Peak trail. Stopped off at College Rock on the way up, a quick little scramble with nice views. Views were superb from the summit, looking out to the peaks of the high sierra to the north and east. On descent I came across a mama bear and her little cinnamon cub, probably out foraging for the upcoming winter. The encounter was fantastic, the 2 bears ran off about 100 yards and I got some great pictures. But the encounter sufficiently spooked me enough to make me abandon my plans of of doing a night hike later on that evening.

gordonye

gordonye - Apr 12, 2015 2:28 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2015

Early spring ascent  Sucess!

Hiked with Mike Chen - cold sunny early spring day, gorgeous views of Mount Ritter from the summit.

Jesus Malverde

Jesus Malverde - Jun 29, 2014 5:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2014

Via Pack Station trail  Sucess!

Acclimatization hike and a lay-of-the-land reconnaissance for the CTK bike ride. Good times.

Slyth - Dec 9, 2013 9:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2011

Beautiful Views  Sucess!

Very memorable hike, Beautiful scenery all over the mountain.

colinr

colinr - Dec 5, 2013 12:04 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2013

Potter Cut-Off  Sucess!

2-16 inches of fresh snow made for a scenic hike and outstanding views. Some minor post-holing atop the Kaiser ridge was not enough to make me wish for my snowshoes. I added about a mile to the round trip by missing the Potter Cut-Off junction on the return and hiking back to my starting point from the pack station. It was still an easy day, yet a great way to build up an appetite for Thanksgiving.

krrt2000

krrt2000 - Feb 27, 2012 1:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1993

Huntington Lake  Sucess!

Nice

GlennD

GlennD - Jan 19, 2012 3:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2011

Nice easy peak  Sucess!

A very nice and simple day hike up to the peak.

colinr

colinr - May 30, 2011 7:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2010

Sample Meadows  Sucess!

I easily made it to the peak hiking cross country much of the way from Sample Meadows (after turning back early on a couple of previous attempts). On the way back after dark with a broken headlamp, I stumbled across a trail and sign about a mile from camp, chose the wrong way to go and wandered around all night covering much of the trail system. I guess I'd have been better off staying off trail, but it was not cold and there could be many worse ways to spend a night.

Niels79

Niels79 - Apr 16, 2011 10:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2009

Wet and cold  Sucess!

It was raining most of the time but it was a great hike and nice view

boyblue

boyblue - Oct 22, 2010 7:49 pm Date Climbed: Mar 29, 1987

From Potter Creek  Sucess!

Overnite snowshoe trip. I was a little disoriented I guess... I reached the summit sooner than expected, picked up my pack intending to continue on toward the west, when I realized that I was already on the highest point. Outstanding view- especially in the winter months when the air is clean and windswept.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Oct 20, 2010 1:46 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2010

Kaiser Loop Trail  Sucess!

An easy day, nice weather, fine views. Trip Report.

muajee

muajee - Sep 8, 2010 10:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010

Kaiser Loop East  Sucess!

Day hike from D&F Pack station. Encountered some snow and the trail was covered in sections. It's very cool to see the Sierra from the west side. On the way down, we checked out College Rock - quite neat rock formation and spot to view Huntington Lake.

Bascuela

Bascuela - Sep 2, 2010 11:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2010

One more season to go...  Sucess!

Spring, Fall, and now Summer check. Tried 3 times to summit it in the winter. Try again winter 2011. Today was fun, a little hot. Up in 3hrs from the pack station and back in 2hrs.

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Apr 26, 2010 2:10 pm Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2010

Great snowshoe trip  Sucess!

Deer Creek Lane was just melting out and managed to drive to within a couple 100 yards of the trailhead (4x4 could make the end). Went directly upslope to College Rock and wore snowshoes from beginning to end, had perfect weather and views. Camped overnight in the meadow above College Rock.

colinr

colinr - Dec 26, 2009 3:29 am Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2009

Pre Thanksgiving HIke

Fun cross country scramble from the campground at Sample Meadows. Crossed and climbed some slick ice.

Bascuela

Bascuela - Apr 23, 2009 3:11 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2009

Great spring summit  Sucess!

Good way to spend Earth Day.

Bascuela

Bascuela - Apr 7, 2009 3:41 am Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2008

Quickest 10K summit from Fresno?  Sucess!

Great fall day in the Sierra's!

Sleighty

Sleighty - Nov 13, 2008 1:28 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2008

Great Ridge  Sucess!

Hiked in from D&F Pack station; great views the whole way up. No people. One of my favorite ridges, especially considering the ease of access and great weather.

mstender

mstender - Sep 9, 2008 11:19 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006

Kaiser Peak  Sucess!

Very nice hike. Beautiful views from the top. Did it 2 years ago over 4th of July weekend. There was nobody else on the mountain and still quite a bit of snow on the top. We lost the trail on the bit up, but if you stay to the right of the gully you are okay.

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