Sonora Peak Climber's Log

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Diggler - Jul 19, 2004 1:57 pm

Route Climbed: Standard from St. Mary's Pass Date Climbed: 18 July, 2004  Sucess!

Don't know if I'd drive from Sac the morning of to do this again (at least w/o doing any of the neighboring peaks as well), but it was still a hoot.

Leaving the TH @ 15.06, we adopted a leisurely pace. The wildflowers we saw en route were amazing- seemingly everywhere, & all colors of the rainbow! The views of the peaks around there (esp. the northern Yosemite mountains, as well as the funky volcanic ones particular to that region of the Sierra) were great. Too bad we didn't have more time to bag some more peaks... Summited @ 17.04. We enjoyed some chips and beer on top, & got in some quality summit time.

Taking off @ 18.21, we enjoyed amazing views of Leavitt Peak basking in the rays of the setting sun, & saw some deer. Reached the TH @ 19.58.

Another great day in the Sierra!

davehead - Jul 7, 2004 1:59 am

Route Climbed: St. Mary's Pass Date Climbed: 7/5/04  Sucess!

A beautiful day. Started about 11am, took my time and summited about 1:30. I felt like a mountain goat he last 600 ft or so, pretty steep. I finished up as a few thuderheads were building nearby. A great half day hike to reach a peak.


Jonodo - Jun 4, 2004 10:34 pm

Route Climbed: St. Mary's Pass Date Climbed: June 4, 2004  Sucess!

Awesome views from the top. The day was super clear. I could see all the way to Mt. Diablo (very, very distant). There was still a fair amount of snow to the south into Yosemite and on Leavitt Peak. Conditions on the approach were summer like. Scree, scree and more scree. Not a single skeeter!! Solo.


Dean - Jun 4, 2004 12:08 am

Route Climbed: St. Marys pass Date Climbed: June 2, 2004  Sucess!

A beautiful day in a beautiful area. We had the whole mountain to ourselves and thoroughly enjoyed the perfect weather we were gifted. A little snow but the trail was mostly snow free.


rgreene - Apr 18, 2004 10:02 pm

Route Climbed: Pacific Crest Trail -- County Line Direct Variant Date Climbed: 18 April 2004  Sucess!

Saw this peak was listed as a must-do for "peak bagging neophytes" plus it's the county high point for Alpine county, so I had to get busy. Sonora Pass was closed, adding a "scenic" 4 mile walk up 108 (I like to call it the Great Nation of RGreene's Highway 108 because that road was all mine!) in near white out conditions. Thanks CA weather for breaking this particular weekend. Camped at some trailhead just west of the pass (trailhead sign was buried under snow), did a "long" (4 hours) route involving no topo's and no GPS waypoints -- just line of sight to the highest peak, and requiring crampons (for the entire trip) and ice axe (for a traverse across a paticularly steep face). Weather was brutal -- high winds and super cold (my water bottles haven't melted yet after the 7 hour drive home) but crystal clear after the night of infamy. Not much snow to posthole in, it was all windswept and icy. Anyway, got to the top, enjoyed the gunnery seargent nest, tried to dig out the summit register in the 4 feet of snow inside the nest, gave up because I was about to get frostbite, and took 30 minutes to get back to the trailhead. CA COHP #19.


derbilly - Feb 25, 2004 3:16 am

Route Climbed: Saint Marys Pass Date Climbed: June 14, 2003  Sucess!

Less snow than I expected given the late snowfall this year. I climbed up to the peak and then hit every bump on the ridge between it and Stanislaus. Excellent views of mountains that were unfamiliar to me at the time.


fedak - Sep 24, 2003 11:31 pm

Route Climbed: St. Mary's Pass Date Climbed: Sep-20-2003  Sucess!

Climbed Sonora along with Stanislaus amidst the sound of gunshots on the 1st day of hunting season. Easy walkup, quite windy at the top.

Pics posted here


thebeave7 - Jul 2, 2003 2:06 pm

Route Climbed: St Marys Pass Date Climbed: June 28th, 2003  Sucess!

Another beautiful day on top. Had the pleasure of sharing it with my Mom. Snow still covers much of the Yosemite High Country. Only a few patches of snow on the hike up, nothing that couldn't be bypassed.


keema - Apr 12, 2003 12:34 pm

Route Climbed: From St. Mary Pass Date Climbed: June 1999  Sucess!

My first time on anything higher than 10, 500 ft. in getting ready for Mount Shasta. It was a fun hike with great views. It was a very quick trip too. I summited and was back home in Modesto by 3:30 p.m. It is a good peak to do in combination with Stanislaus Peak.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Apr 11, 2003 11:10 pm

Route Climbed: St. Mary's Pass Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2002  Sucess!

Yeah, it's easy, but this is the peak that got me hooked. Really nice views, albeit a bit hazy on the day I visited.

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