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Winter Alta

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Winter Alta 


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Elevation: 11,328'
Location: 36.5979, -118.6535 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Owen, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Chris Owen on Jan 9, 2013
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Pear Lake

Description 

Ski mountaineering destination east of the popular Alta Peak has a superb view from its summit.

The NW Ridge is a fun Class 2 scramble from the sublime Pear Lake.


Getting There 

From the Wolverton Trailhead take the Lakes Trail to Pear Lake, then follow the cross country use trail, marked by occasional ducks, to Moose Lake, leave this at the rocky gap on the crest of the eastern wall enclosing Pear Lake.

Go here for permits if planning an overnighter.

If planning an overnighter I highly recommend camping at Pear Lake, which is very beautiful but also very popular, so popular that it has assigned camp sites.


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Northwest Ridge of Winter Alta. Pass the obvious big step on the left and then scramble onto the ridge from the east.

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Photos of Winter Alta Slideshow Add Photo
Pear Lake on a cloudy early evening.
Pear Lake on a cloudy early evening.
On the scenic Lakes Trail.
On the scenic Lakes Trail.
Sunset at Pear Lake
Sunset at Pear Lake
Winter Alta with its prominent NW Ridge.
Winter Alta with its prominent NW Ridge.
1000 foot slabs north of Elizabeth Pass, as seen from the summit of Winter Alta.
1000 foot slabs north of Elizabeth Pass, as seen f...
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