Panum Crater Climber's Log

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Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Aug 27, 2022 5:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2022

Nice little afternoon hike  Sucess!

Hiked this one after going to South Tufa

T. White

T. White - Jul 17, 2018 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2018

Eerie  Sucess!

There was so much smoke blowing in from the Ferguson Fire that you couldn't even see the Sierra. The pale orange sky really made it seem like the surface of Mars.

trexkerry - Dec 31, 2017 8:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2017

Very cool  Sucess!

Enjoyable hike through the crater. Nice way to start the day.


davidsanger - Jul 28, 2015 1:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2015

Fascinating  Sucess!

Short hike up Plug Trail then cross-crater to the highpoint. Stopped on way back from White Mountain Peak


tdoughty - Jan 26, 2015 7:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2014

combination  Sucess!

with crater

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Aug 15, 2014 11:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2014

Standard Route, Plug  Sucess!

Thought I saw lights! No. It was obsidian reflecting the afternoon sun.


youngclimer123 - Jul 27, 2014 2:55 pm

cool geology  Sucess!

a short fun little hike, lots of obsidian and pumice. pretty cool


boyblue - Jun 4, 2012 8:04 pm

Interesting Hike  Sucess!

In September, 1996. My wife and I hiked around the rim and then hiked to the top of the central peak. Highly recommended.


calipidder - Apr 23, 2012 9:55 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2006

Cool quick hike  Sucess!

Decided to make this side trip while driving through. Cool views and interesting little hike.


labgloves - Jan 9, 2012 1:23 pm Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2011

Cool spot  Sucess!

Hiked around sunset after a nice day up by Tioga Pass. Very cool little area.


Jonodo - Sep 1, 2011 7:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2009

Main Trail  Sucess!

Hiked this one with the family. Cool area.


NavySeabee - May 26, 2008 6:39 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2008

Fun Diversion  Sucess!

Took the plug trail and enjoyed the amazing geology of this little diversion near Mono Lake. Free-climbed the first tower you reach as you enter the crater. I'd call it class 4 or easy 5, but if someone else has an opinion let me know.

This was the only "peak" we managed due to the crappy weather. Far cry from Boundary/Montgomery (option A), Glass Mtn Ridge (option B) and Crater Mtn/South Crater (option C). Oh, well...


cp0915 - Mar 25, 2008 11:27 am

Yep  Sucess!

Spring '07, while in the area for a short week of Yosemite stuff.


mountaingazelle - Mar 23, 2008 7:10 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2004

Panum Crater  Sucess!

Hiked up to Panum Crater after spending a week in Yosemite. Mono Lake reminds me of the Great Salt Lake plus the tufa.


MoapaPk - Mar 23, 2008 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 1984

obsidian cuts  Sucess!

Managed to cut myself badly enough on the glass to require 5 stitches.

I was part of a scientific drilling group that put a corehole through Obsidian Dome, the dike between Obsidian and Deadman, and the dike by the craters.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Mar 22, 2008 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 1998

Walk Around the Rim  Sucess!

This is a good family trip - my 21 month old son Evan did his first hike here, joined by his 8 year old twin siblings.


SoCalHiker - Mar 21, 2008 11:29 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2008

Geological marvel  Sucess!

Very interesting, quick hike up and into a dormant volcano. Anybody with just a remote interest in geology will enjoy this hike. Did the rim and plug trail on a beautiful day in March.

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