Ralston Peak Climber's Log

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Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - May 3, 2022 9:15 am Date Climbed: May 2, 2022

Ocean to Peak Adventures: 2022 Mountain Summit Challenge  Sucess!

This was my fifth summit in a challenge. For the first two miles it was quite dry, and the top had plenty of snow. It was extremely windy toward the top. I did not wear snowshoes or snow spikes.


colingregory - Mar 6, 2021 12:14 am Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2021

Snowshoe  Sucess!

Snowshoe up and down, windy at the summit. Someone left us a beer in the summit register!


davidsanger - Sep 16, 2018 7:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2018

From Hwy 50  Sucess!

Warmup climb. Drove in the short 4x4 road to the trailhead sign.

Easy up and down. The best views are only just when you summit. On the way up we met a fellow pushing a bicycle uphill in the wilderness. We talked a while and he turned around,

naura - Jul 15, 2018 3:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2016

point-to-point w/ aloha, echo  Sucess!

nice route up the ralston trail, then down to lake aloha and out thru echo lake. wildfire smoke killed the views but it was a nice hike.

Xander Culver - May 30, 2018 10:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2016

Nice Hike!  Sucess!

Great views from the top!


patricklynch88 - Feb 25, 2018 10:40 pm Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2018

Ralston Trailhead  Sucess!

Party of 2 snowshoe trip breaking trail through about 1 foot of fresh powder. 3 miles and about 2 hr 45 min to the top from Ralston trailhead. 2,750 ft elevation gain. Heavy wind gusts and -2 degree wind chill at the summit.


kaylam87 - Jul 4, 2017 11:27 am Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2015

Hello snow  Sucess!

Did this while getting over a cold, not the best idea... but we made it! There was some fairly deep snow toward the top, and some ice lower down in the shade. Great views all around.


mengbo - Apr 25, 2016 2:26 am Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2016

From Camp Sacramento  Sucess!

Snow covered from trailhead to the summit. Did not use snowshoes and had to break trail all the way to the top. Also bagged Becker Peak in the afternoon.


Fairweather - Oct 17, 2015 7:59 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2013

East Ridge  Sucess!

Still quite a bit of snow. Fun ridge with John.

trexkerry - Oct 11, 2015 12:20 am Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2015

Ridge Traverse from Echo Lakes  Sucess!

From Echo Lakes - Becker, Talking Mtn, Pk 9155 and Ralston, returned via the PCT. Traverse was a big slower going than I expected, was hoping to tag Cracked Crag too but ran out of time.

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Sep 21, 2015 12:02 am Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2015

Nice day  Sucess!

I wasn't sure if it was the best idea, but a friend of mine and I hiked this today even though I ran a very tough trail half marathon yesterday, but I survived. We did it in about 5.5 hours car to car.


jkantoline - Jun 23, 2015 2:18 am

A Favorite  Sucess!

Since 2010, I have climbed this mountain at least 5 times that I can count. I know the scenery well...it is not very difficult to climb, and has beautiful views on the summit.


nlahue - Dec 17, 2014 11:11 am Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2014

new snow  Sucess!

beautiful day with fresh snow after the last storm. Clear enough for a view and started snowing on the way down.


CptAmerica - Oct 21, 2014 5:08 pm

turkey day summit views  Sucess!

climb it every thanksgiving. just enough snow to make it fun. a a thighburner to get rid of all the calories in my stuffing and turkey

Strazmataz - Oct 19, 2014 1:20 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2014

Beautiful Fall Day  Sucess!

Great weather for a hike.


birdhead - Sep 6, 2014 10:17 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2014

Ralston Trail  Sucess!

Nice views of Pyramid! 2:33 round trip.

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Jul 22, 2014 2:16 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2014

Desolation Wilderness hike  Sucess!

Went up the Mt. Ralston Trail from Hwy 50, took the shortcut trail to the summit from the ridge, went down the regular trail towards the West, then down to the PCT and on to Lake Aloha. Returned the same way but stayed on the Ralston Trail back around the summit rather than over the top. 1:23 up to the summit, 5:37 total trip.


cab - Jul 21, 2014 11:19 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2014

Ralston Peak Trail  Sucess!

Last peak of a long day after doing a loop of Pyramid, Agassiz, and Price earlier.


BenStone - Feb 11, 2014 3:31 am

Summer Favorite  Sucess!

I would do a run up every now and then after finishing work at the echo lake chalet in summer. Epic trail run!

Lauk75 - Jan 22, 2014 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2014

Great day  Sucess!

No need snowshoe anymore, only a few snow fields will wet your shoes.

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