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Jacks Peak (Desolation Wilderness) April 18, 2015

Postby Vaca Russ » Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:37 am

We started out from Susie Lake hiking southbound on the PCT early Saturday morning. Our goal was to get to the summit seen right about in the center of the picture.

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The snow really thickened up on the west side of the lake. We traveled about half way to Heather and then turned north up a 200 foot gulley to a flat area on the south east side of the peak. It was here we found a slope offering an opportunity to try on our crampons.

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I kind of forget to take a lot of pictures during the climb up. But that is OK. I’ll share the pictures we took at the top and on the way back down.

Here is a shot looking north at Dicks Peak.

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Here we are on the summit of Jacks Peak with Pyramid in the background.

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Rockbound Valley looks completely clear of snow.

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This is the Crystal Range with a completely frozen and socked in Clyde Lake.

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It looks like you will be in deep snow going over Mosquito Pass.

This is Sport coming down off the summit wearing her crampons.

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Heather Lake is just starting to thaw at the inlet.

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We stayed on snow for most of the way down.

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Thanks for reading our report!

-Russ
” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway



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Re: Jacks Peak (Desolation Wilderness) April 18, 2015

Postby seanr » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:43 pm

I know it could be A LOT better, but it is good to see all that snow left to stomp around in. Your consistent flow of reports from Tahoe area is reminding me I need to get up there sometime! Thanks!
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Re: Jacks Peak (Desolation Wilderness) April 18, 2015

Postby Cross Country » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:10 pm

I didn't like peak bagging and did only one (I think). Mike and I climbed Obsevation Peak (Mike was 11 and we found it really easy). Despite this I would have done Jacks Peak. My name's Jack (Jack Thomas).
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Re: Jacks Peak (Desolation Wilderness) April 18, 2015

Postby Vaca Russ » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:11 am

Cross Country wrote:I didn't like peak bagging...


Jack,

I never thought I would be interested in bagging peaks. It took a certain kind of persuation to convince me peak bagging was a good idea.

Eric, we need an emoticon with a whip snapping sound! Wuh-PSSSH! :D :unibrow:

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Cross Country wrote:... I would have done Jacks Peak. My name's Jack (Jack Thomas).


OH MAN... now she's gonna make me climb Mount Russell (14,094 feet)!

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