Wanted to get a peak in before the snow came. This was a fun and challenging hike with an interesting scramble to get up to the summit. Windy as hell, but a super fun day.
Started just north of Carsons Pass at 4 am. No trail so simply headed north. Beautiful sunrise from Red Lake Peak. Obvious traverse north to Stevens. Filtered down into basin to the west of Stevens to snow-covered PCT and back to Carsons Pass
From Carson Pass, with my brother. Wound up not needing the snowshoes, but the microspikes helped for traction on the steep exposed slopes just under the summit of Red Lake. Continued on to Stevens for the OGUL double.
Windy day with John.
Nice climb, beautiful views but a depressing amount of snow
Warm winter day, plenty of snow to walk on, sun, and next to no wind anywhere along the route. Brought snowshoes, wore them up to first ridge but ditched 'em there and hoofed it the rest of the way. Enjoyed company on the upper half with a couple of back-country folks who took the quick way down on board and skis.
Hiked up with my dogs in the snow from the pullout near Road 91/Alhambra Mine Road/Alpine Mine Road along HWY 88 in Hope Valley to the outlet on the east shore of Crater Lake. We then headed northwest up the melted out ridge north of the lake to join the partially snowy normal south ridge route from Red Lake Peak to Stevens. I thoroughly enjoyed traversing the ridge south to Red Lake Peak with partial snow coverage after tagging Stevens. We looped down the northeast slopes of Red Lake Peak, waving at Crater Lake to our left on the way back to the parking area along HWY 88. We saw no other visitors on a Monday, but lots of ski tracks and a few snowshoe tracks in the bowls and gullies of both peaks from the weekend.
Christmas hike of Red Lake followed by Stevens starting from the Carson Pass Sno Park. Somewhat tricky summit block on Red Lake, went up the false summit blocks first only to have redo the climb on the correct blocks. Could not locate register on Red Lake, but found one on Stevens. Tried to hook up with the TRT and PCT off of Stevens but wound up in snowshoe hell for 3 hours trying to get back to the Sno Park. Trip report is HERE.
Returning from a weekend of camping, I did a quick hike up from Carson Pass/PCT. Took me a little while to figure out the best route up the summit rocks.
Climbed in conjunction with Stevens Peak and Pickett Peak on a scorchingly hot summer afternoon.
Climbed this peak as part of a traverse from Carson Pass to Luther pass.
Started at 6:30am for Red Lake and then Steven's. A fun summit block, no clouds and views were fantastic. And the Summit register is gone.
We got faked out by the "peak" on the first ridge, before realizing we still had 700' up to go. Would not have found our way up without researching the "easy" route first. The wooden summit marker and summit register I have seen in other trip reports is gone...and yes, I was on the "true" peak :)
A great day!
dawn patrol from the bay area
Fun class 3 climb on the summit crag.
Still alot of snow. Fun scramble at the summit. Nice mellow half day trip.
Easy climb up from the pass, snow was mostly firm and a bit blown off the ridges. Summit block is easy if you pass it to the right and climb a short chute on the far side (north) to an easy ledge on the back (west side).
Still quite a bit of snow of there this year. Super easy and fun.
Planned to start at Crater Lake, but couldnt quite get my car all the way up Alpine Mine Rd. Little extra hiking but eventually made it to the NE ridge and proceded to climb it. Climbed the false summit first cause it looked higher, but eventually made it over to the right one and found the register. Snapped a few picture then headed for Stevens.