Ascent of Alta Peak on 2016-07-31

Climber: Winnette Butler

Others in Party:LA Hiker
Mat Kelliher -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Tanya Roton
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, July 31, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Alta Peak
    Elevation:11204 ft / 3414 m

Ascent Trip Report

Alta Peak Trail from Wolverton. Excellent trail all the way to summit rocks. Several water sources still flowing along the way. Very pretty wildflowers including Brown Eyed Susans, Indian Paintbrush, Shooting Stars, Queen Ann's Lace, Chinese Houses, Fire Weed, Pussy Paws, and many more. The fire in Big Sur made for bad visibility, but it was still a pretty view of Pear Lake and surrounding area.

Did Panther Peak on the way in. Stats include both peaks. Camped at Mehrten Meadow. Took an evening walk with Connie from campsite xc up the hill to "the penthouse" where a woman and 2 girls were camped. Great views and an excellent camp spot. They had a great display of stars and shooting stars the previous night.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4650 ft / 1417 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4650 ft / 1417 m
    Distance:14.5 mi / 23.3 km
    Start Trailhead:6554 ft / 1997 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics

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