Muah Mountain Climber's Log

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jdmorehouse - Apr 30, 2018 7:02 am Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2018

Opening Day  Sucess!

I had it from Inyo County Roads that Horseshoe Meadows Road would open at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday the 27th, so I drove up Friday and hiked the mountain on Saturday. I had the place all to myself except for a couple of random PCTrs. Nearly all the snow has melted out in the area.

T. White

T. White - Nov 13, 2017 1:36 am

Re: Via Diaz Meadows

This is very helpful! I'm planning on visiting Muah in the near future, and it'll be nice to avoid those extra miles. Thanks for sharing.


mengbo - Oct 20, 2017 3:35 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2017

day-hike  Sucess!

day hike, surprisingly easy, only half day.


LincolnB - Jul 8, 2017 11:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2017

Via Diaz Meadows  Sucess!

With Chris, Rand and Shasta. Going by Diaz Creek looked about 2 miles shorter than via Ash Meadow, so that's what we tried. There's a well-defined use trail down to Diaz that leaves the PCT where it angles West - we followed Diaz then headed up the small creek NW of Muah until the slope on the left opened up, then headed straight for the summit. Firm sand and scree, easy to climb and a joy to descend, plus a bit of bouldering at the summit.


bscott - Aug 24, 2015 2:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2015

great views  Sucess!

fun xc travel via meadows, boring slog up the nw slope, then a fun albeit short 3rd class scramble up the summit block. there is supposed to be a class 2 route, but where's the fun in that?!


hightinerary - Aug 6, 2015 4:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2015

Muah La La!  Sucess!

Barely over 11,000 feet, but very impressive views.


wordlessnature - Jun 4, 2014 12:57 am Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2012

Via Ash Meadow  Sucess!

Climbed on 1st day of a Sierra Club outing. Wonderful class 2 climb with great views of the Owens Valley...


irrationalist - Jan 31, 2014 11:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2013

Moo-ah Mountain  Sucess!

Took a long jaunt to Trail Pass, to Diaz Meadows, and finally to Muah itself. Diaz Meadows was a great approach. I suspected there would be well defined cow paths since there was a cow camp in Mulkey meadows and I was right! I loved that I kept running into cows climbing up Moo-ah mountain, haha. Most people seem to do this from Ash Meadow and I have no idea why


mrchad9 - Sep 25, 2013 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2013

Northwest slope  Sucess!

Quick hop up the NW slope on the first day of a three day outing. Hit Cartago in the afternoon then over to Kern Peak and Cirque Peak later on.


soslaw - Aug 17, 2013 7:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

Northwest Slope  Sucess!

Climbed both false summits enroute to the actual summit.


soslaw - Aug 17, 2013 7:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

Northwest Slope  Sucess!

Climbed both false summits enroute to the actual summit.


dpsiebert - Sep 3, 2012 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2012

From PCT  Sucess!

Was ready for the false summits, but was fooled anyway. Fun and relatively easy peak.


GigaMike - Aug 24, 2011 1:49 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2011

MW Slopes  Sucess!

Did this and Sharknose Ridge as a nice acclimation hike.


bechtt - Aug 16, 2010 10:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

North Face  Sucess!

Easy cool down hike after Pinchot and Wynne the day before with Glenn and Glenn. Spoofed by the false summit even though we were looking to avoid it


cab - Aug 2, 2010 11:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010

From PCT  Sucess!

Not the most challenging peak ever, but a really scenic walk through the forest.


KVHiker - Aug 13, 2009 6:53 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2009

Thunder & Rain  Sucess!

I went on a hike on Sunday, May 31st, 2009 to Muah Mountain in the Golden Trout Wilderness. It was a cool and overcast morning.

Our hike started at a trailhead which is about .25 miles from the Horseshoe Meadows parking lot. We walked down the trail and crossed to the South side of Horseshoe Meadow in Round Valley. We made our way to Mulkey Pass where we turned onto the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and headed East Southeast. Darker clouds were headed our way, and the hail that had been falling intermittently began to increase slightly.

After adding waterproof layers we continued on. We came across several meadows including Dutch Meadows, and we hiked next to Diaz Creek to the base of Muah Mountain. From here we left the PCT, and headed straight for the peak. Unfortunately the hail started to increase. Lightning appeared in the sky which was followed without delay by thunder. We decided that it would be a bad idea to gain elevation in such a storm so we opted to wait at the base of Muah Mountain for awhile until the lightning subsided. We took off all of our metal items, and sat on a log for about 40 minutes in the hail storm before deciding to turn back.

We headed back for about ½ mile, and of course the storm subsided. We turned back to Muah Mountain, and hiked past several false peaks to the summit (11016’). We located a register there, and a benchmark. The view is amazing from Muah Mountain, and some of the landmarks are Muah Mountain, Wonoga Peak, Trail Peak, Dutch Meadows, Olancha Peak, Kern Peak, Bear Meadow, Mulkey Meadow, Trailmaster, Cirque Peak, and Langley.

We went back the way we had come except for one part where we decided to check out what we thought might be a rogue peak. We did some class 3 climbing to the top, but we did not locate a register there or a benchmark. The weather was overcast on the way back, but we saw no more lightning or thunder, and very little hail. The total distance for the hike was 12.5 miles with an elevation gain of about 2800 feet. This was a great hike with a good friend!


Climber Dave

Climber Dave - Sep 28, 2008 3:53 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2008

Nice dayhke  Sucess!

Nice dayhike with good weather with a great group of people. Also liked the easy aspect of this hike since it was the 1st time out in a while.

kevin trieu

kevin trieu - Sep 18, 2008 8:59 pm

1st  Sucess!

Sierra peak!

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Jul 10, 2007 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2005

Northwest Slopes  Sucess!

Nice short hike after a considerably longer loop around Tunnabora-Carillon-Russell-Whitney-Muir the day before. I remember particularly enjoying the "easy" aspect of the hike.


wmolland - Jun 1, 2007 3:50 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2007

From PCT  Sucess!

A nice easy stroll from Ash Meadow and the PCT. Good views from the top!

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