Mount Eddy Climber's Log

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colinr - Jun 30, 2007 4:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2007

Sunset Hike  Sucess!

I Left Parks Creek trailhead around 5:00 p.m. with Juan, Luis, Lab Dylan, and Kelpie Marley. The boys fished for awhile at the far west end of Middle Deadfall Lake, then Juan, the dogs, and I scrambled up the scree to meet up with the summit trail below the upper lake. At the top, we took in the outstanding views until after sunset, then found Luis in the moonlight near the lake and hiked back to the trailhead, arriving at midnight. We camped at a pullout part way down toward deadfall meadow so as not to awaken the other campers at the trailhead.

Bubba Suess

Bubba Suess - Mar 9, 2007 11:02 pm

And then there was the snot...  Sucess!

My friend Caleb and I climbed Mt. Eddy on a beautiful fall day...until we got to the top and the clouds hit us. The wind was nasty and we could not wait to get off the mountain.

highice - Feb 6, 2007 9:44 pm

winter, east ridge  Sucess!

nice ski up the east ridge with the dogs. we camped on its lower toe and went for the top the next day(I think it was 7 miles of x-c to the top)and descended the south side (steep!) to a trail and got a shuttle back to the car.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Oct 13, 2006 3:35 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2006

Deadfall Creek Trail  Sucess!

Climbed Eddy in the morning, Bear Mtn in Del Norte County in the afternoon. Trip Report

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Sep 22, 2006 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2002

Deadfall Meadown  Sucess!

This is a nice hike in a beautiful area. Great views on a clear day.


BrendanHickey - Jul 27, 2006 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2005

Deadfall Meadows approach  Sucess!

Parked at the lower parking lot (past Park Creek Summit) and headed across swampy Deadfall Meadows. About a 5 1/2 hour round trip.


trinityalpsman - Mar 22, 2006 4:57 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2000

Mt. Eddy: the hard way  Sucess!

Parked at the pass where the I.P. Road (Parks Creek Rd. to some) crosses the PCT. Thought was that by following the ridge line eastward along the county line we'd reach the summit with the minimum amount of elevation gain. Probably what we saved in elevation we lost in the struggle to maintain a line scrambling the ridgeline. Took a couple of hours from the car. Who watches their watch in the mountains? View was as advertised and did not disappoint. We returned via the trail down to the Deadfall Lakes and back along the PCT to where we had parked.


hagertyp - Sep 11, 2005 1:39 am

Route Climbed: Pacific Crest Trail from 17 trailhead Date Climbed: September 7, 2005

Took my partner, 2 dogs and I, 2 hours to reach the summit and 1:15 to get back to the trailhead. The 360 degree views from the top are spectacular. This is by far the most breathtaking mountain vista I've summited in my young, but burgeoning peakbagging career.


cjwhat - Aug 28, 2005 4:52 pm

Route Climbed: Deadfall Meadow/Mt Eddy trail Date Climbed: August 27, 2005  Sucess!

2 1/2 hours to top. No snow left. Beautiful day. Jill led, which sped the ascent. Nice Jeffries Pines on trail and lots of whitebark pines above 8,000 feet.


cascadetraveler - Aug 27, 2005 6:20 pm

Route Climbed: Mt eddy trail via deadfall lakes Date Climbed: august 27th 2005  Sucess!

I arrived at park creek trailhead at approximitly 8:00 am a little breezy to start. It was a beautiful morning none the less. I enjoyed a brisk walk along the pacific crest trail and before long I arrived at the intersection for the four deadfall lakes. I stayed to the left most trail and bypassed the two lower lakes the trail weaved between the two upperlakes where I paused to take in the scenery. I proceeded up the trail to the saddle. As I walked on towards the summit I was amazed at how well the trail was disguised along the ridge. I thought it was an excellent job of trail engineering. I huffed and puffed on up to the top arriving at 10:20 am. I am awe struck by the beauty of this area. The vertical above the valley was impressive. I am surley bieng beckoned by the allure of the Trinity range. It would also be cool to check out the marble mountains area. Mt shasta reigns supreme over this nor cal region. I hope to come back in the spring looks Like a great ski mountain.

Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - Jul 22, 2005 5:45 pm

Route Climbed: S. side approach from RD 41N53 Date Climbed: July 4th, 2005  Sucess!

Darn! I missed seeing the other SP-ers who summited the same day! I went up the S. side trail and got to the top at 12:20 - started back down at 12:30. The frogs were so loud they could be easily heard from the summit - and that's about 2,000' above the lakes!

The route I took is a good alternative to the usual way in from the lakes.

Excellent day!


Cornvallis - Jul 5, 2005 11:38 pm

Route Climbed: Deadfall Meadows/Lakes, Eddy Trail Date Climbed: July 4, 2005  Sucess!

Very surprised at how nice this area was. The nearby Trinity Alps really "peaked" my interest. Beware of the first stream crossing in early season, had to take off the boots on the first one.......only about 150 yards from the car! Anna is right, amazing frog display in the second highest lake. Lots of snow from the upper lakes to the pass, actually had a small, but fun glissade on the way back. Love Nor Cal.


annaleiserabinek - Jul 5, 2005 11:17 pm

Route Climbed: Deadfall Lakes/Mt.Eddy Summit Date Climbed: July 4, 2005  Sucess!

It must be some sort of SP tradition to climb Mt. Eddy on July 4th. As I was reading the summit logs I noticed 5 other members who have done the same in the past couple years. Anyway....

I climbed with my very best partner, Tom (some know him better as Cornvallis). A gorgeous day with plenty of snow around the lakes, the noisiest frogs I've ever heard, more solo female hikers than I've seen on any other trail, and a cookin' hot sunburn of a summit stay. Phenomenal views from the top: Mt. Shasta, the surrounding mini-ranges (to the south and west), and all the way north to Mt. McLoughlin.

Scott Armstrong

Scott Armstrong - Jul 14, 2004 3:01 pm

Route Climbed: Deadfall Lakes/Mt.Eddy Summit Date Climbed: 7-13-04  Sucess!

Left the Parks Creek Trailhead at 10:15 am and was at the Summit by 1pm. Very windy today but sitting behind the summit structure blocked the wind fine. No one else on the summit, no one else on the trail. Saw a para-glider above Lake Siskiyou.

Found the summit register to be a complete mess, will have to go back up and fix that. Left the summit by 1:30pm and made it back to the trailhead by 3:15pm. Coming down from the summit I bypassed the trail and shot straight down the ridgeline. Trying to climb up scree isn't very fun but going down it is. I plunged stepped the whole way down to the saddle in about 10 minutes, really saved a lot of time.

All in all a strenuous but enjoyale hike, the views from the summmit are fantastic.


Dean - Jul 9, 2004 6:13 pm

Route Climbed: Deadfall Lakes/Mt. Eddy Trail Date Climbed: July 4th, 2004  Sucess!

As Bob mentioned, it was neat to meet up with Bill (derbilly) on the summit. One of the locals thought it was pretty funny that we had climbed Shasta the day before as he commented that "most people climb Mt. Eddy as a conditioner for climbing Mt. Shasta, not the other way around" Well, it seemed logical to me as Mt. Eddy is the peak we were looking at as we climbed Shasta.

A great viewpoint for Shasta of course, Shasta is just boom, so right in your face. Also, a nice spot to enjoy as we spent two hours on the summit enjoying the views in all directions and the social aspect. Nice hike.

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Jul 7, 2004 1:18 am

Route Climbed: Deadfall Lakes/Mt. Eddy Trail Date Climbed: July 4, 2004  Sucess!

After summitting Shasta the day before, Dean Molen and I wondered if our legs would be up to even this hike. But after loosening up they felt fine, so we spent a beautiful Sunday hiking to the summit of Eddy. Great visibility in all directions. While we were enjoying the summit, derbilly arrived, which we discovered while introducing ourselves. SP is a small world indeed!


derbilly - Jul 6, 2004 7:46 pm

Route Climbed: PCT to Sisson-Callahan Date Climbed: July 4, 2004  Sucess!

Enjoyed excellent views from the summit and met fellow summitposters Dean and Bob.


Lara - Jan 27, 2004 5:01 pm

Route Climbed: PCT to Sisson-Callahan Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

D and I enjoyed an incredible view from the top including Mt. Shasta, Mt. McLaughlin, the Trinity Alps, Castle Crags and Mt. Lassen. A divine spot to relax and enjoy the close of a mid-summer day.


MtHiker - Aug 8, 2003 12:18 am

Route Climbed: Parks Creek Trail Head to Mt. Eddy Summit Trail Date Climbed: August 7th 2003  Sucess!

I started from Parks Creek at 10:30 am and peaked at 2:00 pm. I stopped for a few minutes at the largest Dead Falls Lake and fished. But did not catch anything. I had to put a jacket on about 30 minutes from the top. It was pretty windy but sunny. The highest Dead Fall Lake looked like a mud puddle. It must have been clouded from the rains we just had. All in all, it was a great hike and pretty easy. Part of the trail was washed out but it was easy to find the trail. And that big tree in trail has been cut out. Trail is now completely clear.


Diggler - Jul 17, 2003 11:55 am

Route Climbed: standard PCT to Sisson-Callahan Date Climbed: 4 July, 2003  Sucess!

Hiked up with Lara. After a late departure (14.45), & a leisurely undulating stroll, we arrived at Upper Deadfall Lake. Losing the exact trail (covered with snow at that point), we negotiated some horrendous steep scree up to a somewhat cohesive mass of rock below the summit ridge. We climbed this (3rd & 4th class, depending on variation) to the ridge, again finding the trail. We hiked up the steep section to the summit, arriving at 18.45. After soaking up the surroundings & relaxing for awhile, we were joined by 'John (real name altered to preserve integrity),' admittedly f*@$ed up on 151 & 4:20, and Co.- N. California pre-college students. We chilled for a bit, departing briefly before sunset. Hiking partially in darkness (& encountering a dumbstruck deer, lethargic toad, & cool-looking scorpion en route), we finally got back to the parking lot at 23.09. A wonderful day, beautiful weather, a great hike up a majestic mountain!

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