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Ralston Peak 9235 Feet 7/21/13

Postby Vaca Russ » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:29 am

I had spent Saturday night at a lake up by Ralston Peak.

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The girls and I woke up Sunday morning and decided to bag Ralston.

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The trail up is a pretty grueling trail. Add to that the fact that it got up to 93 degrees in South Lake Tahoe yesterday and you can see why I recommend doing this hike when the weather is cooler.

I dropped my pack once I saw the ammo box on the peak.

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For some reason the peak was swarming with flying ants.

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The views were spectacular.

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Upper and Lower Echo Lakes


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Tahoe with Fallen Leaf in the foreground


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Jacks and Dicks Peak with Lake of the Woods in the foreground


The girls had bagged these three peaks three weeks earlier.

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Pyramid, Agassiz and Price.


It was time to document our achievement.

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Thanks for reading my TR.

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Re: Ralston Peak 9235 Feet 7/21/13

Postby giantbrookie » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:36 am

I guessed this from your lake post when you mentioned a trail and 2500' of gain, plus the Deso. sign (which one wouldn't get at the beginning of a trailless route). The "direct" way without the peak is 1700' and totally lacks trail (use trail in very brief stretches but overgrown in too many areas now) but there are funky patches of brush to deal with. Your "high route" is much more scenic, even if it does require more calorie burning.
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Re: Ralston Peak 9235 Feet 7/21/13

Postby Vaca Russ » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:47 am

Yes, I parked across HWY 50 from Sacramento Camp and hiked up the trail.

Maybe you can drive up to Tahoe some weekend and I'll follow you up the x-country route. :D

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Re: Ralston Peak 9235 Feet 7/21/13

Postby maverick » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:16 pm

Fun TR and photos VC. Any photos of the girls on the summit!
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Re: Ralston Peak 9235 Feet 7/21/13

Postby Vaca Russ » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:39 pm

maverick wrote:Fun TR and photos VC. Any photos of the girls on the summit!


Maverick, you want some pictures of the girls at the summit? I'm sorry. My ace photographer was working, so I missed that picture. You are right. We should capture and share that picture!

OK, I'll try to get them up there this weekend and I'll post a picture for you. :thumbsup:

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Re: Ralston Peak 9235 Feet 7/21/13

Postby Vaca Russ » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:03 pm

maverick wrote:Fun TR and photos VC. Any photos of the girls on the summit!


Maverick,

OK, I took all of the girls up there today. We made it up in record time!

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Mika, checking out Saucer


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Munchie, checking out the ammo box


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Both girls looking for vermin


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Both girls on guard


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"I'm on the top of the world..."


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All three girls!


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A distant off trail lake


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Ralston Lake and Tamarack Lake


Thanks for viewing these photos.

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Re: Ralston Peak 9235 Feet 7/21/13

Postby FeetFirst » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:20 pm

I was there back in Aug. 2008, approached from Lake of the Woods, and didn't see the ammo box? :confused: Do you know when it was placed up there?

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Re: Ralston Peak 9235 Feet 7/21/13

Postby Vaca Russ » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:44 pm

FeetFirst wrote:I was there back in Aug. 2008, approached from Lake of the Woods, and didn't see the ammo box? :confused: Do you know when it was placed up there?


Hey FF,

Sport hiked up there again last week and took these pictures of the first page of each register.

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So it looks like the box was placed up there this year on June 2.

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Re: Ralston Peak 9235 Feet 7/21/13

Postby FeetFirst » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:28 pm

Vaca Russ wrote:
Hey FF,

Sport hiked up there again last week and took these pictures of the first page of each register.

So it looks like the box was placed up there this year on June 2.

Thanks,

-Russ


Awesome! Thanks, Russ. I was a bit worried that I go completely blind at elevation. :retard:
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