Ascent of Alta Peak on 2013-09-21

Climber: Jerry Thomas

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, September 21, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Alta Peak
    Elevation:11204 ft / 3414 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a very pleasant walk along a well maintained trail. If you have a spare day and you are near the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park try this hike. You can park in the Wolverton parking lot which is on the General Sherman road. The Wolverton parking lot is huge and could accommodate probably a hundred cars. Many backpackers use this lot. Take the Lakes Trail up through a forest. When the Lakes Trail forks to the left take the trail straight up the Alta Peak trail. You will reach a saddle and another trail turn left and follow the signs to Alta Peak. When you reach the summit there is a small summit block of rock that will require a couple of class 2 scrambling moves to reach the ammo box with the log book and the Geodetic benchmarks marking the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4035 ft / 1228 m
    Extra Gain:62 ft / 18 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13.8 mi / 22.2 km
    Route:Wolverton Parking Lot to Lakes Trail
    Trailhead:7293 ft / 2222 m
    Grade/Class:class 1 trail
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 38 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 33 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jerry Thomas
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