Ski mountaineering destination east of the popular Alta Peak has a superb view from its summit.
The NW Ridge is a fun Class 2 scramble from the sublime Pear Lake.
From the Wolverton Trailhead take the Lakes Trail to Pear Lake, then follow the cross country use trail, marked by occasional ducks, to Moose Lake, leave this at the rocky gap on the crest of the eastern wall enclosing Pear Lake.
for permits if planning an overnighter.
If planning an overnighter I highly recommend camping at Pear Lake, which is very beautiful but also very popular, so popular that it has assigned camp sites.
Weather station 4.2 miles from here
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Northwest Ridge 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a CA
: High Sierra
: Winter Alta
A fun and solid scramble above the Tablelands, with outstanding views of the Great Western Divide.Gain the apparent knife-edge from the ridge's eastern side (past the big step), this is the only Class 3 section, once on the ridge follow solid rock to the summit.Descend the same way....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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