Mount Elwell Climber's Log

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derbilly - Sep 16, 2009 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2009

From Jamison Mine  Sucess!

I did a loop hike from Jamison Mine in Plumas-Eureka State Park. I climbed both Mt Washington and Mt Elwell.


fedak - Jul 20, 2009 10:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009

Long Lake trail  Sucess!

Did Sierra Buttes earlier in the afternoon and Elwell to round out the day.

Can't say I enjoyed the Long Lake trail all that much- horrible tread, annoying grading, obscured by a talus avalanche along the face of Elwell, and umteen switchbacks toward the peak.

Pics are here.


Drewid - Jun 30, 2008 11:55 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

Up in Smoke  Sucess!

Went up the trail on the SW Ridge in quite smokey conditions due to all the current Nor Cal fires. Started at the Lakes Basin Campground Trailhead and went out past Grass Lake to Hawley Falls before heading up to the north side of Long Lake and then up Mt. Elwell. Came down around the other side of Long Lake via Mud Lake, Hellgrammite Lake and Silver Lake and finished at the other Trailhead just past Elwell Lodge. This made for a really nice loop of about 8 miles. Highly recommended. Not a strenuous summit. A beautiful and uncrowded area.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Jul 10, 2007 10:42 pm Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2004

Fun day  Sucess!

What Bob said. Elwell was very short even with snowshoes, and seemed kind of forgettable, but I enjoyed Adams a great deal.

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Jun 28, 2007 6:16 pm Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2003

From the SW  Sucess!

From Elwell Lodge via Bear Lakes, Silver Lake and Mud Lake. Very nice area. Good half day family outing.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - May 30, 2007 9:24 pm Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2004

From the north  Sucess!

An easy winter hike with Matthew, all on snow. We then did Mt. Adams in the afternoon. Trip Report


sierramtngoat - May 30, 2007 4:15 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

SW Ridge via Long Lake Trail  Sucess!

There is no summit register, and only trace amounts of snow left. It took less than two hours from the trailhead to the summit at a leasurely pace. I descended the south face directly, but found myself surfing the Manzanita; no time saved.

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