Snow Mountain, California

IMPORTANT! Note that the usual northern access to this peak (from I-80) crosses private land and is prohibited. Use access from the south to avoid trespassing.

Prominence: 1334 ft, 407 m

Elevation: 8014 feet, 2443 meters

True Isolation: 7.37 mi, 11.85 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 8018 ft / 2444 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)39° 14' 28'' N, 120° 27' 50'' W
39.241127, -120.463942 (Dec Deg)
718869 E 4346601 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionPlacer

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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 63
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 59)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1989-06-03 by JohnE Sarna
     1991-06-15 by JohnE Sarna
     2016-07-09 by Alex Ramos (GPS Track)
     2019-08-03 by Dean Gaudet (GPS Track)
     2019-11-16 by Nate Burkett
     2020-05-28 by Aaron Gustafson (GPS Track)
     2020-06-03 by Lisa Barboza (GPS Track)
     2020-06-20 by Joe Merlone
     2020-08-08 by Michael Jaskot

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Important Note:

Do not trespass on private land near I-80 when accessing peaks in this area. Landowners are increasingly unhappy with the careless actions of people violating their property. The summit of this peak is located in the National Forest and can be accessed by alternate routes from the south and the west that stay on public land.

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Pristine snow traverse on the way to magnificent Snow Mountain. The highpoint is on the left (2016-03-18). Photo by Bob McLaughlin.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1334 ft/407 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1374 ft/419 m
  Key Col: 6680 ft/2036 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 7.37 mi/11.85 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 39.2125, -120.3317
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Lincoln  (ENE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada
Range5: Granite Chief-Northwest Tahoe Area
Drainage BasinsSacramento
San Francisco Bay
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Tahoe National Forest
Topo MapRoyal Gorge O39120b4 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
This peak was submitted to the database by Collin Kamholz.
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Other Photos

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Snow Mountain waypoint (2016-07-09). Photo by Alex Ramos.
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