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Elevation: 7,300'
Location: 39.2057, -120.192 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Brian S on Jul 27, 2013
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Primarily a bouldering area. Scattered boulders in an alpine setting.

Getting There 

There are 2 approaches.

1) Via 4wd road. Exit Donner lake road (#180) from I-80. Follow a very rough dirt road for 2.5 miles. Park next to Summit Lake.

2) Via trail. From 1-80 east bound, exit at rest stop BEFORE Boreal/Castle Peak exit. Pick up trail at the east end of parking lot. After 4 minutes, you will come upon and intersection for the Pacific Crest Trial. Continue straight/follow signs to Summit Lake. It takes 30 minutes of (mostly flat) walking to get to Summit Lake. There are problems scattered along the trail and around the lake.

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['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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By Brian S
Jul 27, 2013

I did both approaches on back-to-back days - the walk-in is MUCH BETTER.