Good clear sky with strong wind. Crappy drive to the trailhead. Do not drive in or out in the dark. It'll not be fun. Same applies to the trail. Hard to follow in the dark.
We left a Russian Shopka (a fur hat) up there somewhere on the mountain. If you find it, post, for a laugh. You can keep it. Good weather- the damn trail is difficult to follow- esp. at night with no flashlight.
A pseudo-summit on the way too.
Incredible weather-- warm and clear on top. Views were stunning. Some snow on the North Slope but no equipment needed for the ascent. Fun finding the right road out in the dark -- Tinemaha road definitely the way to go.
easy gully climb with soft snow
Very windy on the hike in. Calmed after sunset. A lot of talus all the way from Red Lake to the summit. Well consolidated as far as Sierra talus goes, though. 9 hours round trip from Red Lake. Great day and nice summit.
My husband Dan and I hiked in over Taboose Pass to Upper Basin. We hiked up Split Mountain from there. What an incredible view from the summit! A beautiful day.
Solo Dayhike. CA 14er - # 12. Afternoon snow flurry near the summit added some excitment to the laborious hike.
Thanks to party members: Bob, Joe, Phil and Karen who shared the summit with me. On this 9-11 we acknowledged those who lost thier lives on 9-11-01 and we honored those who fight for the freedom we have to make our summit sojourns. It was beautiful on top, we could see for miles in all directions. Trip Info: Friday we drove to the trail head via the Tinemaha Campground route which took about one hour from 395. Saturday we hiked for over 5 hours from trailhead to Red Lake. Sunday 9-11 we left Red Lake at 6:00 a.m, summited a little after 11:00, started down at 12:00 noon, got back to Red Lake a little after 3:00 p.m., broke camp and made it back to the trail head around 9:00 p.m.
Very enjoyable climb on a beautiful day.
Dayhiked this, starting at 9 AM, back at 6:40 PM. Thunderstorm on the summit and got lost in the vegetation on way down. Beautiful area!
A very moderate route with a trick schrund crossing when we were there. We did some 5.8ish rock to the right to get by.
Beautiful hike. Left Red Lake at 4:00am and reached the summit at 10:00am. Stayed an hour on top and back down by 2:00pm.
Starting at 3:00 am and fought fatigue as well as some surprisngly lush vegetation along the way. A beautiful hike. Note - take the Tinemaha route out if you want to spare your high clearance vehicle some major abuse.
Dayhiked with Courney and Susan. It was our first time up the Red Lake trail and we followed the first 4 miles by headlamp. The summit was socked in but nothing ever materialised. Next time I'm taking a mountail bike from the Tinemaha campgroud the the TH.
What an awesome area! Beautiful weather on the way up, wind and snow storm on the way down! Great experience! Climbed with madclimber.
Climbed and skied north slope. Trip Report
One of the 11 peaks climbed during a 9-day backpacking trip!
It was a beautiful day on a beautiful mountain; we went up the the St. Jean's Couloir which is also known as "cake walk couloir". If you have the ability to do the East Couloir and pass on it to do St. Jean's, you will undoubtably regret it and want to go back. Even though the 1.5 hr drive from H395 to the trailhead is good at keeping people away from this mountain, I shall return (hopefully). Still was a great climb and one of my most rewarding summits.
2nd trip to Split. Last one ended with helicopter rescue from high in St. Jean's Coulior and a fractured ankle (October 2003). This trip with Mike Corby and I alone. Ankle held up well in snow travel this time. Good snow and conditions for crampons in early mornings. Too soft and some post-holing after 12 noon. Snow shoes better after noon. Summit day was long: 4am to 8pm starting 1000' above Red Lake (10,500'). Strong gusty winds in am, sunny and warm by noon. Summited at 2 pm. Snow too soft and for good glissading. Great time of year for High Sierra's!!