Ralston Peak Climber's Log

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danman3156 - Apr 17, 2008 10:02 pm Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2008

Good Ski Decent  Sucess!

Skiied a few times this winter from highway 50. A great run.


snowflake - Mar 21, 2008 3:41 pm

From Echo Lake  Sucess!

A fun ski


requiem - Mar 13, 2008 5:36 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2008

Ridge route from Echo Chalet  Sucess!

same as squishy. if you gain the ridge and stay on it right after Becker Pk you're rewarded with many mini bouldering problems along the way. makes the going slower but it sure beats bushwhacking and slogging!

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Dec 17, 2007 8:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 1992

Desolation Refutation  Sucess!

The hike from Camp Sacramento was steady uphill but worth it with a Summit view of Desolation (anything but) Wilderness that made me sad I wasn't going further.


tombcronin - Oct 17, 2007 7:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2007

Ralston Peak Trail  Sucess!

You can take a nap on the summit

A Bit

A Bit - Sep 1, 2007 2:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 1995

Ralston Peak trail  Sucess!

Pleasant hike through the forest ending with great views of Tahoe and the Desolation Wilderness.


k2link - Jul 15, 2007 9:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Great day  Sucess!

A warm day in the Sierras. I was on a fairly tight time schedule (a wedding in Sacto at 4:30 pm). From my car to the summit and back in 4 hrs/10 mins. It was a great day, and I felt good. The views, stunning as always, though I was surprised by the low water level in Lake Aloha.


WeatherMan - Jul 11, 2007 2:03 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2006

SW Ridge  Sucess!

Awesome views, pleasant summit... cant wait to try it on a winter ascent.


NewDayRising - May 7, 2007 12:16 am Date Climbed: May 5, 2007

SE Ridge  Sucess!

Snowshoed with 5 others up the ralston trail then off trail. Overshot the summit and went up the SE ridge to gain the summit. The ridge and summit were extremely windy and cold. My hands were numb and I couldn't operate my camera. Snowshoed down from the summit and camped near frozen Avalanche Lake.


Wallylongridge - Jan 16, 2007 7:25 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2004

Camp Sac.  Sucess!

A nice peak to do on your way to Tahoe from Hwy 50


Kerstin - Oct 16, 2006 3:15 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2006

Route hiked: Echo Lake to west ridge and back.  Sucess!

I did this hike with Anita. It looked like it might storm but it didn't. The fall color was beautiful as was the view from the top!


Felsberg - Oct 4, 2006 2:34 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006

Route Climbed: Main Trail  Sucess!

I had an afternoon to spare this weekend in Tahoe so decided to hike this peak. A fine hike with excellent views. PICS

Dangers Pop

Dangers Pop - Sep 28, 2006 4:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2006

Trail from Camp Sacramento  Sucess!

Hiked up with Kane. Beautiful views of Tahoe and Desolation Wilderness. This hike is worth the effort.


Kialv2 - Sep 14, 2006 4:55 pm Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2003

quick descent  Sucess!

Climbed it with a couple of co-workers from Sierra-at-Tahoe. Dragged our boards up there, and had a fun descent. Not that hard of a hike and the ride can be pretty fun with a lot of coverage and no avys.


pbogen - Aug 22, 2006 5:55 pm

Ralston Peak Trail  Sucess!

Probably my favorite hike in the Tahoe basin. Not much views on the way up since you're in tree line but once you get to the summit the views are simply outstanding. Didn't see many people the day we went on the trail.

Ol Walsher

Ol Walsher - Aug 2, 2006 2:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006

From Lake of the Woods  Sucess!

Climbed with Ol' Buddy esq., during a backpacking trip from Echo Lakes to Barker Pass via the Rockbound Valley and the giant sloth of redneck destruction (Rubicon Trail). Pretty cool climb in the Tahoe area.


cbuelow - Aug 1, 2006 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006

From Lake of the Woods  Sucess!

Tagged this one during a backpacking trip from Echo Lakes to Barker Pass via the Rockbound Valley. Set up camp at Lake of the Woods and headed up with Ol' Walsher in the late afternoon. We had the place to ourselves. Great views of the prominent Tahoe area peaks and the southern Desolation Wilderness.


patient0 - Aug 1, 2006 7:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006

Ralston Peak Trail (Camp Sacramento)  Sucess!

Perfect day for it, nice breeze the whole way. Shared the summit with one other couple that came up from Echo Lake. Didn't see anyone else until the way back down. Amazing view from the top of the Desolation area + tahoe.


BrendanHickey - Jul 27, 2006 3:05 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2006

SW Ridge on a sunny day  Sucess!

First time up Ralston. Picked the one day this week without t-storms in the forecast, and it ended up a perfect day. Trail to summit is snow-free, and it looks like most of Desolation Wilderness is melted out as well. Didn't see a soul the whole way up and down until I got back to the parking lot. What's this about overcrowded wilderness?


Desert_Solitaire - Jun 28, 2006 4:42 am

SW Ridge  Sucess!

This was a great peak to ski up with an increadible view of Lake Tahoe and Desolation Wilderness.

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