Markleeville Peak Climber's Log

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Jonodo - Nov 24, 2018 9:32 am Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2018

From Blue Lakes Road  Sucess!

Nice to be able to escape the smoke from the Carr Fire. Beautiful day.


thehuntindaddy - Jul 12, 2018 9:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2018

This hike is fantastic!!  Sucess!

Let me say, I’m so happy to have been bitten by the peak bagging bug a month ago. Today I tackled Markleeville Peak and I know I’m new to this game, but this was an amazing hike. Definitely one I could see myself doing over and over again. Along for the hike was my wife, 7-year old son, and 5-year old daughter. This hike would have been rather easy, but our pace was slow with the two kids. My daughter rode on my back in the kid carrier which put an extra 40 lbs in my back, making this a nice leg burner! Took us 2;42 up and 1:18 down, so consider that if taking little ones. We followed Dean Gaudet’s gps track most of the way, good starting point. Jumped a buck in the drainage and saw lots of old bear scat. The wildflowers were out in force, never seen so many mile ears before! Found the register under a flat rock just behind the summit stick. Register dated back to 1999! Super cool. Absolutely loved this hike!! This is Ogul #2 for me! Can’t wait to tackle more from this list. Check out my images on my Instagram, @thehuntindaddy


kaylam87 - Jul 23, 2017 1:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2017

Markleeville and The Nipple  Sucess!

I was worried the smoke from the Detwiler Fire might affect the air quality, but we got lucky! It was still pretty clear and we had great views all around. We hiked Markleeville first, using a use trail or maybe an old fire road that started from Blue Lakes Rd. We had a couple of small snow patches to cross, and then the off-trail fun began. The wildflowers were out in full display, and I've never seen so many mariposa lilies in my life! After first summiting the false summit, we hopped over to the actual summit, signed the register, and headed back down to the car to hike The Nipple.

Brian Asher

Brian Asher - May 5, 2016 3:23 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2015

Markleeville Jeff Davis Double  Sucess!

Fun short hike up from Blue Lakes Rd to these two summits. Nothing too tricky about route here. True summit of Jeff Davis would be tough to get up too.

Route here:


Fairweather - Oct 18, 2015 3:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2012

From Jeff Davis  Sucess!

Nice day with meetup group.

trexkerry - Aug 31, 2014 3:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2014

Quick afternoon hike  Sucess!

Pretty easy cross country hike from Blue Lakes Road - did the Nipple afterword even though we didn't even start Markleeville until 2:30 and was still back to the car before sunset. 2 of the easier OGUL's to be sure. Trip report is HERE.

bryangast - Apr 5, 2013 9:24 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2012

Wintery  Sucess!

Hiked from the locked gate off Carson Pass. Made a winter overnight out of it. Easy climb, nice views.


MarekB - Sep 18, 2011 1:23 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011

Mokelumne combo

Hiked from Jeff Davis, followed by the Nipple. Wanted to climb Jeff Davis Peak as well, but the summit plug was too crumbly for our taste. Entire area of these three peaks with awfully crumbly rock. Should be more enjoyable in winter, though.


fedak - Jun 25, 2011 11:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

Southern Approach  Sucess!

From the locked gate 7mi back along Blue Lake Road.
Still a whole lot of snow back there but nice warm calm day today.

Pics/Commentary are here.


WayneFry - Jun 7, 2011 12:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

Good Views  Sucess!

Found my way over to this peak from Jeff Davis. It's easy enough and worth the effort. Climbed with the NorCal peak hikers group.


BeDrinkable - Sep 20, 2010 2:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2010

great views.  Sucess!

Climbed up from the Hope Valley Road (to Blue Lakes). The peak is easy walking. Saw a lot of wildlife and the view is outstanding!


fedak - Jul 15, 2009 1:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2009

From Blue Lakes Road  Sucess!

Short sandy uphill slog amidst the mule ears.
Pics are here.


BCL - Jul 4, 2009 6:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

Route Climbed: Traverse from Jeff Davis Date Climbed: July 4, 2009  Sucess!

Easy stroll from Jeff Davis.

A Bit

A Bit - Aug 4, 2008 8:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2008

Southern approach  Sucess!

From the Blue Lakes road, headed up on a windy but totally cloud-free day.


ckerth - Apr 29, 2008 8:53 pm Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2008

From Grover Hot Springs  Sucess!

Left from Grover Hot Springs and traveled up Charity Valley. Nice views from the summit and great weather all day.

Adamus - Aug 26, 2007 5:05 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

West Slopes  Sucess!

Went up the west slopes. Hot and dry out. Went up Jeff Davis next.


Wallylongridge - Feb 20, 2007 11:39 pm

From Blue lakes road  Sucess!

Saw the peak on the left side of the road, parked and headed on up. saw the biggest jack rabbit that i've ever seen.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jan 27, 2006 1:53 am

Route Climbed: SE Slope (ascent) / NW Chute (descent) Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2006  Sucess!

With Matthew, below. Great fun. Trip Report

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Jan 23, 2006 7:19 pm

Route Climbed: Traverse from Jeff Davis (ascent) / NW Chute (descent) Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2006  Sucess!

Last peak of three on the day: The Nipple, Jeff Davis, and this one, out of Red Lake along SR 88. Snowshoe ascent, and then axe/crampons required on the surprisingly steep descent of the NW face. Extremely cold and blustery on the summit, maybe 40mph winds.


HenneB - Nov 13, 2005 6:35 pm

Route Climbed: Traverse from Hawkins Peak Date Climbed: 11-12-05  Sucess!

After climbing Pickett's Peak and Hawkins Peak from CA88/CA89, I traversed over to Markleeville Peak and Jeff Davis Peak. Beautiful day for this late in the season, no clouds, no wind

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