Pretty straightforward hike heading northbound on the PCT. There was a point where I could see two peaks, one of which was The Nipple but could not tell which one was higher, but it was the closer one.
This stretch of the PCT is nice walk. A simple and easy approach to the peak and the views are amazing. An easy one but very worthwhile.
I was worried the smoke from the Detwiler Fire might affect the air quality, but we got lucky! It was still pretty clear and we had great views all around. We hiked Markleeville first. After summiting Markleeville, we drove down the road a little bit to meet up with the PCT. We took it north a couple miles and then hoofed it off trail to get to the summit of The Nipple. There were some cool cliffs and rocks near the top, but nothing scary. We took some photos and signed the register before booking it back down.
With Lost Lakes Peak, Peak 8902, and West Nipple. Perfect weather.
A nice afternoon hike after a morning of fly fishing the Carson River.
Dusting of snow made for a great scene. Very nice and easy hike along the PCT.
Pretty easy hike up the unsigned PCT junction on Blue Lakes Road - did Markleeville first but didn't even start that one until 2:30 and yet finished both peaks before sunset. 2 of the easier OGUL's to be sure. Trip report is HERE.
Hiked up from Lost Lakes with some buddies during my friend Tim's bachelor party. Fun hike, fueled by Coors Light.
Climbed this 3 times over the years, the first cross country and the latter 2 from the unsigned PCT junction with Blue Lakes road.
Pics and commentary from 2009, 2010, and 2014
Scrambled straight up the face with a buddy. I was 13 and it was the highest elevation I'd reached in my life. Reaching the top and taking in the view lit the fuse to get into technical climbing a few years later.
I climbed "The Nipple" during my 2012 thru hike.
Climbed from the Blue Lake Road after going up Markleeville Peak.
Climbed this peak along with Jeff Davis and Markleeville Peak on the same day. It's a good peak with a good name.
A fun snowshoe loop with Matthew, in conjunction with Jeff Davis and Markleeville Peak. Trip Report.
With Ashley from the turn out on Blue Lakes road.