Ascent of Anderson Peak on 2019-08-06

Climber: Lisa Barboza

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Anderson Peak
    Elevation:8683 ft / 2646 m

Ascent Trip Report

I 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
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    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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