While doing a SOTA backpacking trip I started from Phipps pass (base camped at Phipps Lake). Day tripped over to the spine. Pretty simple overland route.. I crossed at Rubicon Lake to make the ascent. Made the spine, and worked over to the summit.
part of a 'meeks drainage traverse'
Nice day to hit Jake's, Rubicon and this!
Bypassed this initially as the weather was crap and headed first to Rubicon (started near the state park). Views began to clear when on Rubicon and had sunny skies by the time I returned, though it never did rise above freezing. Splendid views.
Stop off on the traverse from Rubicon to Jakes.
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Have been here twice. First from Stony Ridge Lake and the next time on my way over to Jakes from Rubicon.
A nice peak first hit jakes, then this, then rubicon for a fun day.
Traverse from Rubicon Peak.
This peak has a view of the entire shoreline of Lake Tahoe.
went up w/ blmcclain
Hee-Haw. Used this little peak for a tune up to the climbing season (which I'm getting a late start at!). Climbed with Howsiang Tan (hyperbolictans) and Caroline. Struggled up through the deep snow and 2800 foot ascent (in only 2 miles!) but the trip down was great! I finally learned how to ski with snow shoes!