Loop from Burro Pass trailhead with PT 11641 (the one to the NE), Tomasaki and PT 11926. Overcast and some flurries later in the day, but still had amazing views!
Great hike from Geyser Pass to the top of Mann's Peak. Gorgeous views all around. Quite a day!
While the masses flooded my beloved Moab on Labor Day weekend, Ammon Hatch and I headed to the more remote La Sals. We climbed Manns Peak via Burro Pass, and we tagged on Mount Tomasaki just for the sake of it. We only saw one solo hiker during our hike, so if you're looking for someplace secluded next Labor Day then I recommend these peaks.
Oh, and bring a windbreaker.
Via Burro Pass.
Started at Burro Pass TH and climbed Manns, 11849, Pilot (12220), Green (12163), Mount Waas, Castle Peak (12044), and La Sal Peak (12001). Returned the same way except that I skirted the tops of the peaks whenever I could.
Climbed the ridge of 12ers heading north from Geyser Pass- Tomasaki over to La Sal Peak.
Also returned on June 23, 2009 to climb Manns with my wife.
Climbed with my brother. Nice trail through a beautiful basin. Easy ridge to the peak. Great views into Beaver Basin and south to the highest peaks.
Climbed Tomasaki, Manns, Dry Peak, Pilot Peak and Green's Peak from Geyser Pass.
Climbed Tomaski from Geyser pass then traversed ridges to summit Manns and then Wass. After you have done the "triple crown" of Peale, Tuk and Mellenthin you should do this one!
much cooler on skis. the New version of SUWA would not approve but I'd like to bike down to Burro pass.
Perfect day for our first peaks in the La Sal's. Also hopped over "Point 11947." The weather was perfect and there was enough snow left up high for great photos.
Came from Geyser Pass, along Burro Ridge and dropped onto south ridge of Manns. Could skin all the way to Summit. Skied the north face with Seth and Jack B, into Beaver basin. Then hit Mineral and Green before exiting at Miners.
Short day with rain coming on after climbing the sub peak between Manns and Tomasaki. Met the huge Cyclops eye-patch cowboy in the Gates of the North then was spooked by a flock of crows on the ridge up. Eerie...but I'm intrigued for more. It seems to take many folks a day or three to climb the La Sals, its taken me years...
If the truth be told, we were attempting to climb Waas but our lack of good maps lead us to Manns Peak before finally figuring out where Waas was located. It's a a nice peak, though and in retrospect I'm glad we messed up our intended route!
Incredible views in every direction...Sneffels and the rest of the northern wall of the San Juans were visible.
Camped at Beaver Basin and started the climb to Waas and then along the ridge hitting Green, Pilot than Manns. Completed the trek over to Tomasaki and back to Manns.
I drove to the end of the road and parked at 10,600 ft. I climbed up over Burro Ridge and dropped down to Burro Pass. From Burro Pass I continued up the south slopes to the summit. It was windy and I didn't stay long. I decided to traverse to Mt. Tomasaki and return by dropping straight down the southwest slopes of Tomasaki.
We departed from castle valley just below the La Sal mountains sometime around 9am. very pleasant drive up to the base through rich cedars. the trail provided for a very technically easy hike but a very long distance up to 12,000+ ft. the summit displayed an amazing view of the surrounding peaks and the desert valleys below. A very long but rewarding day to say the least. returned just before sunset.
1st climb/summit with my beloved wife...still happily married, but a very long day!