Wanted to dayhike East Vidette but the weather was unstable with rain already in the morning. Climbed Gould instead and continued on to Dragon. Tried Kearsarge Peak as well but got turned back below Lilley Pass by thunder and strong rain.
Fun finish on an otherwise uninspiring peak. Not even the slightest breeze on the summit, with lots of smoke filling the valleys to the West.
Nice little summit boulder. I felt it was necessary to climb up and stand on it. So I did.
Great socializing opportunities at Kearsarge Pass on the way up added a good hour of bullshitting to my trip.
Fun summit boulders.
Coming from Dragon-cool summit blocks for an otherwise not very exciting peak.
This was one of the best ski descents I can remember. Perfect corn conditions from top to bottom.
I remember doing this, but I don't remember much.
Up the same way as about everyone else, but with a full pack as I was heading to Rixford next and then down for 5 others over a 4 day trip. Nice route overall.
Quick dayhike with the dog.. 3 1/2 hrs. c/c
Also did the Dragon - Gould traverse a month later
Easy walk up from the Pass with a little scramble at the end. Great view into the Rae Lakes from the north side of the little rock plain just north of the peak.
Since this was a solo summit the high wind that day kept me off the last 7 feet of the summit block.
Yes, except the summit block, which I came back and finally climbed on 11-15-09.
Couple hours hike from Mt. Rixford. I agree with the guy below about the summit block.
Came from Dragon Peak with cab. another fun climb to the peak. Coming down was fun and the trail to the lot was welcome after boulder hopping and scrambling.
Climbed with cdewhurst. Fun traverse from Dragon Peak. Enjoyed climbing the summit block and the scree ski back towards Kearsarge Pass. Weather was pretty cold (low-mid 40's) and a bit windy. Didn't see another person all day.
Gorgeous day, but a bit too windy to stay long at the top. Terrific scree ski down the main chute leading directly to Kearsarge Lakes.
The fun rocks at the top and the views make the slog from the pass worthwhile. Clouds threatened rain on the entire hike.
Traversed from Dragon Peak.
I hiked to Mount Gould which has an elevation of 13005 feet. The trail starts at Onion Valley (9200') so the elevation gain is about 3800 feet. The trail goes up to Kearsarge pass first which has an amazing view.