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Ascent of Dicks Peak on 1994-06-27

Climber: Richard Carey

Date:Monday, June 27, 1994
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dicks Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9974 ft / 3040 m

Ascent Trip Report

The peak may be named for Dick Barter ( ? -1873) who lived as a caretaker on Emerald Bay in the 1860's. He lost his life while crossing Lake Tahoe in a small boat. His body, like many others lost in deep water, was never recovered. (Zauner, p. 45)

Dicks Peak is in the Desolation Wilderness which is administered by Eldorado National Forest. Permits are required for all entry. Self-issue day use permits can often be obtained at information kiosks at common trailheads. For further information contact the Eldorado N. F. Information Center at 3070 Camino Heights Dr., Camino, Ca. 95709. Phone: (916) 644-6048

Dicks Peak can be dayhiked by starting from the Glen Alpine trailhead which is SW of Fallen Leaf Lake. From the parking lot head west on a blocked dirt road that passes some cabins and later a water fall. After 1.5 miles turn north at a junction and in another 1.5 miles you will join the PCT coming in from the left. After a half mile there is a junction to Gilmore Lake, stay left at this point and continue on the PCT to Dicks Pass a distance of 1 3/4 miles. At Dicks Pass leave the PCT and take the use trail west up the talus slopes to the summit. The one-way distance from Glen Alpine is about 6 miles with an elevation gain of 3,450 ft. and requires about 4 hrs. A loop hike combining Dicks Peak with nearby Mt. Tallac is described in the Mt. Tallac information sheet. 6/94 RLC
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