Ascent of Anderson Peak on 2017-08-11

Climber: David Porter

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, August 11, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Anderson Peak
    Elevation:8683 ft / 2646 m

Ascent Trip Report

PCT TH off Donner Pass Rd. to Anderson Pk 3.5 hrs. (SE approach to Anderson)
Anderson Peak to Tinker Knob: .75 hr.
Tinker Knob to PCT TH: 3 hr.

Total Miles: 14.7
Total time: including rest and photo stops, and lunch: 8 hrs.

This is an absolutely beautiful, ridgetop, out and back hike with high Sierra panorama's all around. The heavy winter snows have been slow to melt out so spring wildflowers were abundant. I encountered a mix of users that included PCT thru hikers heading North, trail runners carrying only their water, and a few day hikers. As with many of the trails around Lake Tahoe, this one is best done on weekdays, if that's an option for you.

Both Anderson Peak and Tinker Knob are in need of new register notebooks and pencils, if you're headed
up that way.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Start Trailhead:PCT TH Hwy 40  
Descent Statistics
    End Trailhead:PCT TH Hwy 40  
Ascent Part of Trip: Anderson

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Anderson Peak2017-08-11 
2Tinker Knob2017-08-11 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Porter
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