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.
This was a fun outing with a couple great friends, Adam and Z. Very windy and exposed on the summit, but we did manage to find some occasional shelter. Nice scramble to the summit.
Skinned up from Carson Pass and skied off the summit ridge down to Crater Lake and the highway. Awesome powder skiing!
Ridge traverse from the Carson Pass PCT trailhead.
Climbed the false summit block first, then went and found the non-exposed route to the true summit.
Continued along the ridge to Stevens, then dipped down and took the TRT/PCT back.
Pics are here
Got a late start. I got stuck behind a wagon train and pioneers in Meyers and got stopped one mile form the trail head due to road maintenance at Carson Pass. We didn't start hiking until 11:30 am. We made it to the top pretty quickly and I did my first ever class 4 climb and I don't think I want to do it again. Shortly after getting to the top we got chased down by thunders storms coming at us from all directions. Good times.
Quite the enjoyable morning adventure! I'd wanted to do this one for years. Deciding to do something besides go up the lifts & down groomed runs @ Kirkwood, finally did this, from the SnoPark overnight lot. ~2:30 up & exactly 1:00 down. The true summit provided some short, fun, & exposed climbing on what seemed to be relatively solid volcanic stuff. Summit views were phenomenal, weather was great, & I had the whole place to myself (on the way up anyway). Need to get more accustomed to the ungroomed Sierra Cement so I can do more backcountry boarding! I surmise I'll do this one again.
Up the snowless ridge to the summit. Climbed the shorter, more southern summit first before I realized my mistake. Lots of skiers hiking up the dry ridge despite the fact that the mountain is virtually bare.
Nice half-day snowshoe / scramble from Meiss Meadow sno-park (Carson Pass). A bit breezy and partly-cloudy with weather coming in.
Also did it in October 2004.
Also in September, '97, Red Lake in morning and Hawkins Peak afternoon.
Climbed from Carson Pass. Continued on to Stevens Peak afterwards. Much of the ridge line is now without snow.
Perfect day for a climb in snowshoes. Arrived early with unbroken few-day-old snow all the way up. Beautiful views of Lake Tahoe, Round Top, and the Sierras. Made it down as it clouded up for the afternoon and started getting cold. Can't wait to climb Round Top across 88.
Started at the PCT parking lot just West of Carson Pass.
I was with hgrapid.. and I will add that the class 2-3 summit blocks are also quite fun.
We cut from the PCT after about 1/8th of a mile and headed straight for the ridge. It took just over an hour to get to the summit. The class 3 up to the summit wasn't too bad. The views were pretty nice, but it was a really hazy day. No snow on the ridge. Only small patches left in small pockets. No snow on the summit.
snowshoed up stevens peak from hope valley, traversed over to red lake and skied back down to the car. conditions for snowshoeing were good, snow was wet wet wet by the time i finally got around to skiing. 3rd time on both peaks.
Lots of snow. Perfect conditions.