Traversed summit after West Chute solo on Cloudripper
On this date I became familiar with Vagabond Peak.
Quick detour while hiking to Cloudripper
Crossed over from Cloudripper. Couldn't find a register. Must be very well hidden. Returned to South Lake parking lot via Green Lake. Walked on the old water pipeline fromm Bluff Lake. Easy on the knees.
Grabbed Vagabond en route to Cloudripper. There was a decent amount of snow up there already. I hope this bodes well for the season...we definitely need a wet winter to make up for the past 4 years.
The register is in a hole under the main summit block, held in place with two rocks. It is not easy to find. I added a picture to aid future hikers.
Apparently, no register.
Although I made it a point on the way out to find the high point, I never found a register. I went on to Cloudripper, and passed over the shoulder of Vagabond on the way back. The peak is also known as Thunder and Lightning Peak, which I think is a better name.
Tagged on the way to and from cloudripper. I climbed it two years ago, so does that make it my 2nd and 3rd summit today?
Took a long route from the north shore of South Lake (longer in distance and adds elevation gain on return) then took the trail all the way above Green Lakes. Had to go over Vagabond on way to Cloudripper. Summit blocks were a bit spicy though! Trip report is HERE.
Summited Vagabond via Green Lake. Had hoped to go on to Cloudripper but ran out of time. So Cloudripper remains on the "to do" list.
On route to Cloudripper. Nice peak in it's own right, great views
Nice white clouds made for great pictures of the Palisades and the Inconsolable Range from the summit. Took a nap.
On the way back from Cloudripper. I found the way down to Green Lake to be endless semi-loose boulder-hopping hell, but that's just me. :-)
On the way to Cloudripper via South lake / Green Lake. I didn't find a register up there, but didn't look too hard.
On the way to Cloudripper.
SC 2012 day 5 alternate peak. Summit hail helped me decide not to head over to Cloudripper today.
Nice outing, good company, pretty easy dayhike.
Day hike from South Lake. Relatively easy outing although I really felt the altitude! Hadn't been up high since early April.
Ended up being a turnaround point on my way to Cloudripper. As I descended the south side the wind was blasting hard enough to knock my feet out from under me. It's a fun little peak so it was nice to get *something*.