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TR Twin and Ellis peaks OGUL

Postby Gazelle » Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:56 pm

1/5/2015 Twin peaks 10.8 miles 7 hours 3192 elevation gain.
Started at the turn off to Barker pass road on the the west shore of lake Tahoe parked on 89 beyond snow poles did not want ticket for parking in sno park without permit and if you are beyond the snow poles they will not tow you for snow removal reasons. Went up past the houses on the left side found a trail that worked to the right which I promptly veered off to go straight up and to the right of the rock outcropping. Did not need my snowshoes at this point but it would have been easier with more snow and wearing snowshoes. Found a old snowshoe trail beyond the top followed it along the ridge till it stopped, went along ridge to find snowmobile tracks by now getting softer so I put on the snowshoes. Made my way cross country to Stanford rock great views!
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Twin peaks from Stanford rock

Went down to the Tahoe rim trail saddle from ward canyon and Barker pass followed ridge to the peaks went up the Western summit 1st then traversed over the eastern summit did not find any register on either but there was some snow.
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East twin

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Desolation from twin peaks

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West twin from east Twin

Then thinking it may be easier I traversed down from the saddle of the TRT to Barker Pass rd, not so! steep, bushy, willow hell, minimal snow but enough to post hole in with out snow shoes, and not enough to snowshoe. Came out at the barker pass rd bridge and road walked the icy road back to the car. With more snow this would have been great and a whole lot easier! Only people I saw all day was 2 snowmobilers on barker pass rd. OGUL # 60

Ellis Peak 1/7/2015 6.4 miles 3:35 hours 2037 elevation gain
Started at the Rubicon trail ohv outhouses, followed the road toward Miller Lake and took a right on a road that goes toward Bucks lake got to put on the snowshoes here. Followed the road until the saddle then headed cross country and met up with snowmobile tracks which lead to the west of Ellis peak, climbed up and across a little ridge to the peak. No register but could have been under snow. Followed same route back to car only say 3 guys as I was almost back to the car.
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twin peaks from Ellis peak

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Me on Ellis peak with Desolation in background

OGUL #61 only 2 more!
The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. Albert Einstein



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Re: TR Twin and Ellis peaks OGUL

Postby cefire » Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:17 pm

Cool! Which two do you have left?

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Re: TR Twin and Ellis peaks OGUL

Postby Gazelle » Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:31 pm

Snow valley and Ralston
The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. Albert Einstein
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Re: TR Twin and Ellis peaks OGUL

Postby Wandering Daisy » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:51 pm

Pardon me for my ignorance. WHAT is "OGUL" ???
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Re: TR Twin and Ellis peaks OGUL

Postby Gazelle » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:00 am

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. Albert Einstein
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Re: TR Twin and Ellis peaks OGUL

Postby Wandering Daisy » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:15 pm

Thanks! I have done about 15+ of them. I used to be a member of Peak and Gorge years ago.
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Re: TR Twin and Ellis peaks OGUL

Postby cefire » Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:02 am

Wow! Ralston surprises me as that one seems pretty popular. Snow Valley looks pretty doable in winter last I scoped it out.

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