After doing South Sister in Oregon on Sept. 14, ten days earlier, Jackie Neau & I did a quicky hike to the summit trail to South Sister & then on the return, I ran up to the top of Patterson. Jackie had already done the "other" mtns. the week earlier. thanx Jackie for a great day. warm, clear, beautiful. Freel Peak, Jobs Peak,Slide Mt., Leavitt Pk., White Mt.(Bishop),Matterhorn Pk., Tower Pk. were all totally visible !
Took the mining road from Lobdell Lake.
Very very windy up on the ridge.
Pics are here.
Duane, Grant, and I got this one on our way south for our North Palisade climb. Duane drove his Explorer to well above Lobdell Lake at about 9800 feet, then we hiked the rest of the way. This peak has over 4000 feet of prominence (P4K), which was the motivation. Great views on a very clear day.
4wd road leads from Lobdell lake to the summit. Unfortunate in a way since I had to deal with lazy ATV riders passing me on the way to the summit. Great hike other than that.
Tagged all the named summits with Matthew in a North to South direction, then went back for Desert Creek Peak in the evening. Trip Report
Nice hike with Dean. This completed the P4k's in CA for me.
...the van stuck on a snow patch at Lobdell Lake.
Car camped at Lobdell Lake(No road difficulties to Lobdell Lake with my 2wd pickup truck). Great crescent moonset and starfilled skies. Started at 3am. class 1 road to summit. Continued on to Wheeler peak on road that approached to within one-half mile of summit.
Camped at Lobell Lake and drove part way up the road (stopped by snow banks). Nice hike from there with stellar views. Climbed Bald Mtn (to the east in Nevada) later in the day via Nye Canyon.
Did Grant Peak to finish off the Nevada State county highpoints
the next day. Partner was Dennis Poulin. Gorgeous views from the top of Patterson.
Dayhike traverse S->N starting at Lobdell Lk., and ending at Risue Rd. Picked up Wheeler, Patterson, So. Sister, Middle Sister en route.
What beautiful views. I'm surprised more people have tried this peak. It is a very enjoyable hike. For us the wind was screaming and it was cold on the summit so didn't spend much time there. There is no summit register, but I did find a geocache, so signed that.
Pretty cool peak except for the motocross convention at the top.
This was a very enjoyable climb and quick, too. I would like to go back when I have more time and combine Patterson with Wheeler Peak.