Ascent of Silver Peak on 1999-08-15

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Date:Sunday, August 15, 1999
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Silver Peak
    Elevation:8930 ft / 2721 m

Ascent Trip Report

Yesterday afternoon I hiked about 5 miles from the Van Vleck TH via the Red Peak Tr to camp overnight at Lake #3 below Red Peak. This morning I headed up to the main ridge above Lake #3 and worked my way up among the rocks to Silver Peak. Great views of Lake Tahoe, the Desolation Wilderness, and the Crystal Range. I found no register. I was tempted to continue over to McConnell Peak, but being alone and uncertain about the durability of my knee, I returned to camp to spend a leisurely afternoon and another night enjoying the solitude at Lake #3. The next morning I hiked back to the Van Vleck TH without seeing anyone since leaving there.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2330 ft / 710 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Route:Van Vleck TH; Lake #3
    Trailhead:Van Vleck TH  6600 ft / 2011 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble

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