Ascent of Anderson Peak on 2019-08-06
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Tuesday, August 6, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||8683 ft / 2646 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI parked at the Lake Mary Trailhead for the PCT near Donner Summit. The PCT is well travelled here and I ascended quickly. There was snow blocking the trail on the east side of Mt. Lincoln. I passed several through hikers heading north, and other hikers as well.
The trail follows the ridge, was a bit windy, and it rained gently on me on the way back. The ridgeline trail is an amazing array of Mules Ears, Mountain Pennyroyal, Pussy Paws, and a wide variety of other flowers. Butterflies of many varieties were everywhere.
Once close to the peak, I observed a NE use trail that ascends to the summit plateau, however, there were significant snow banks, poor runout. I elected to continue hiking the PCT to the south side of the peak where would be little snow. Once there, I did a short scramble up to the summit, and then noticed a much better descent route that hewed closely to the ridge. I took this ridge on the descent, and found a use trail which I marked with a waypoint.
The peak is a Rhyolite volcanic plug, and is quite beautiful. The peak needs a new register, pen, and plastic bag.
A nice, fun hike and an absolutely beautiful time of year to do it.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1703 ft / 519 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||12.4 mi / 20 km|
| Trailhead:||6980 ft / 2127 m|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Scramble|
| Weather:||Raining, Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
| Time:||3 Hours 15 Minutes|
| Time:||2 Hours 15 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Lisa Barboza
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