Alpine vistas and lakes. They're back! Trail follows the best route through this area. The slope is sustained at around 30° (+/- 5°), but for much of the descent, there is a forest of sparse-but-sturdy fir trees, perfect for skiing, while ideal for avalanche prevention. Last updated today at 03:00 pm Full Report. The Alta Peak environs are an extremely popular destination for backcountry skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers. Traction devices (micro spikes) strongly recommended. Alta Peak Trail. Wilderness permits must be reserved in advance between Memorial Day weekend and mid-September. Subscribe to our email newsletters. It is on the left side of the road. The South Side has one small remaining snow patch. Summary : The Carbon River Ranger Station is located 5.5 miles past the Mowich Lake turn-off, toward the Carbon River entrance. Learn more-view our air-quality index forecast. The East Side holds a 100ft long, steep, rotten patch of snow. Continue to the end of the road and park at the easternmost parking lot. Goat Mountain. 6/20 - 90% snow-free. A mellow ascent takes you to the summit, which has similar jawdropping views as Alta Peak. Not having to drive over the Sierra crest to the eastside makes Alta Peak an attractive destination for most Californians.A dayhike up the Alta Peak trail gains around 4000 feet of elevation over a one-way distance of 7 miles. 6/5 – Woods Creek trail is snow free to Upper Paradise Valley. Description: Though strenuous, this Sequoia hiking trail to Alta Peak is considered by many to be one of the best day hikes in Sequoia National Park. Not recommended for stock. (136), Comments Route Description Follow the well-beaten trail for around 2 miles, where the trail splits. 6/15 - The trail was 100% snow free all the way to Grouse lake and virtually snow free all the way to the top of Inyo National Forest website and closure order. Time: Approximately 7 to 8 hours, round-trip. Alta is a quiet place in the summer., which makes it a great place to explore the trails. High Peaks trail conditions. Reaching these amazing views involves a long, strenuous climb gaining almost 4,000-ft. in 6.9 miles. As usual, kudos to Mpbro for starting this page. 10/3 - Due to the Rattlesnake Fire and SQF Complex, the following area is temporarily closed to all individuals: All lands within the exterior boundary of Sequoia National Park in the Kern River drainage, Tule River drainage, East Fork Kaweah River drainage, and the portion of the Middle Fork Kaweah River drainage south of a line defined by the river and the ridge between the Hamilton Lakes basin and Eagle Scout Creek drainage For the most recent updates and a map of the closures, check the Inciweb page for the Rattlesnake Fire. 11/13- Be cautious of potential hazard trees that may drop branches or fall. © 2006-2020 SummitPost.org. Trail Conditions. There are rocks on the route, and since it faces south, this is only a winter route, and even then, only during high snow years.". Whitney switchbacks to one-mile from Whitney summit: a few small snow patches. Turn left toward "Wolverton". But there's more: the endless sea of crags making up the Great Western and Kings-Kern Divides will make it hard for you to leave the summit. 6/28 - Evolution Creek crossing 20 inches deep trekking poles recommended. The trail alongside Wolverton Creek winds through sometimes dense wood and we were soon standing at Panther Gap, the col between Panther Peak and Alta Peak with a first good view to the mountains and peaks of the Great Western Divide. Heather and Aster Lakes are closed to overnight use. Otherwise trail is in good condition. It may be stock passable if stock groups are able to do a bit of shoveling. The trail skirts the northern shore of the lake before again ascending a few switchbacks to the top of a small ridge. In winter, the Pear Lake Ranger Station doubles as a refuge for backcountry skiers, riders and snowshoers. You can even print out the pdf file below and bring it along on your vacation. For the most up to date information on frontcountry trails, check in at the visitor center closest to your trailhead. Heather Lake is 50% ice-covered. 7/8 - Trail is in good condition. First allowed campsite - Emerald Lake (5 miles). A rather strong wind was blowing up there and first clouds were rising into the skies above the summits of the High Sierra. Stewart, and Eagle Scout Peak­­––this is shorter than taking the High Sierra Trail all the way). Small patches of snow above 11,000ft, bigger patches of snow above 11,800ft. Come ski Alta. Three Rivers, CA Helen Lake to Muir Pass: 50% snow-covered. After learning to ski at Alta as a youngster, then spending his summer hiking and scouting new lines, Julian decided to host the first-ever Cirque Series Race (previously the Peak Series). Wilderness permits are required for overnight trips. Hiking poles recommended. According to the closure, all trails, roads, and developed areas within these forests and others in California are closed to the public. Alta Peak Weather (Days 3-6): Mostly dryFreeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Sat morning, min -3°C on Thu night)Wind will be generally light. I just enjoy this hike! Melting quickly. Traction devices may be useful depending on time of day. 6/10 - Taboose Pass Trail on the Inyo National Forest is closed. Not recommended for stock. Anabanana42 - Aug 2, 2018 12:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2018 Always a nice one to do! Check the Sequoia National History Ass'n website. Hikers should use caution if attempting to cross on the logjam as they can shift without warning.Glen Pass: The North side of the pass has a well-established snowfield crossing and then some navigation required down the scree field to meet back up with the trail a few hundred feet down.The scree field is a bit loose. 7/23 - Creek on the north end of East Lake is knee deep and swift; trekking poles recommended. Is there any reason why this isn't doable in 10 days? 11/30 - Expect winter condtions above 9,000 ft. 7/1 - Trail mostly clear, a few downed trees, Trail kind of disappears for a short period of time just after Frypan Meadow, but then picks up again. 7/2 - South Fork of the Kings Crossing (JMT) River is low, approximately 1 ft. deep. Winter storms start early in the High Sierra and can surprise unaware wilderness travelers. Alta Mountain Bike, E-Bike, Hike, Trail Running, Horse, Snowshoe, Downhill Ski, Backcountry Ski, Nordic Ski trails, Utah. The PCT from the junction from Cottonwood Pass to Upper Rock Creek Lake was also clear of snow, good trail conditions. 7/23 - Kearsarge Lakes: The food storage locker at Kearsarge Lake was moved last season and will not be replaced/moved back until a trail crew is able to make it out there (later in the season). Continue along the main trail through mixed conifer forest as it ascends steadily for 1.8 miles to the Panther Gap Trail / Alta Peak Trail junction. Alta Mountain is a rocky summit featuring 360 degree views of Rainier, Hibox, and the Chikamins. There is a stock-stopper boulder on the South Side; hikers won’t have a problem going around it. 10/3 - Trail closed due to SQF Complex and Rattlesanke Fires. For example, the 6/6 - Was clear of snow, good trail conditions. Watch Queue Queue Join Our Powder Family. For example, theAconcagua mountain page has the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits' asparents and is a parent itself to many routes, photos, and Trip Reports. There are innumerable possibilities for backcountry camping near Pear Lake and in the Tablelands, north of Alta Peak. 6/10 – Road is open (Hume Lake Ranger District). Use the Alta trail map to help you scope out which chairlift you want to start your day on the slopes from, what trails and zones you want to check off your list during your vacation and where you might want to stop for a hot-chocolate break or an on-mountain lunch. 7/21 - Snow free, large boulder on bottom switchback on the south side of the pass. No snow impeded travel, was able to cut east from East Kennedy Lake through Volcanic Lakes region to Granite Pass, which was clear of snow. And I'm ready for war." A substantial lake that occupies a large bench NE of Winter Alta Peak, with terrific views out over the Great Western Divide. 7/25 - Snow free from Crabtree to Whitney Summit and from Trail Crest to Whitney Summit. 7/12 - Snow-free on the South Side. 11/25 - About 40% of the trail is snow/ice covered. 7/10- Chagoopa Plateau: Several down trees, not good for equestrians. Trekking poles helpful. For more information, check the web pages for Sequoia, Inyo, and Sierra national forests. May make stock passage difficult. Alta Peak is a classic summit that is located in the Alpine Lakes Region. New Army Pass is the recommended route. 7/4 - Still significant snow on steep, high-consequence. Expect many downed trees across the trail. Crowd sourced trail reports indicating current trail status & conditions for Alta, Utah Downed tree below Evolution Lake at 10,300' blocks stock access to Evolution Basin. Alta's latest words, photos and videos. North side of pass has a few small patches of snow. The gnats are 'bad'- a mosquito net is recommended. Do not rely on trail updates in spring, fall, and winter when there are very few rangers in the field. The Pear Lake Trail climbs above the lower Tokopah Valley, ascending a large "hump", then crosses over to the hut just below Pear Lake. The most popular skiing/snowshoeing destinations are:- The Tablelands. 47050 Generals Highway Located just outside of Salt Lake City, UT, Alta is annually covered by 500+ inches of the Greatest Snow on Earth. Must camp in designated sites. Steady climb to Alta Peak. When you reach the end of the forest, you'll climb to Panther Peak for a great lookout. Follow signs for "Alta Peak Trail" and "Pear Lake Trail". 7/12 - The West side is snow-free. Also try this NOAA Tulare County Mountains Forecast. 7/12 - There are ten 10-20ft long snowfields on the North Side. There is one tree down about ½ mile down from the Kearsarge Lakes junction that could be a stock-stopper. Ozone and other air pollutants are common here. Moderately strenuous climb. Stock travel is discouraged due to trail washouts on the east side. Panther Creek is easily passable on the rocks. On the park side some snow- no special equipment required. The Alta Peak Trail is a showcase of grand panoramic vistas, most dramatically in the last mile and a half before the peak. 7/1 - Kennedy Pass: Patchy snow above 10,000 ft, mainly on north facing slopes, a tiny bit of snow on the N. side of Kennedy Pass. California Department of Water Resources snow survey website. The trail on which each route starts is listed and in many cases may be used only to connect to the main trail that will be used actually to reach the objective (i.e., the Alta Peak Trail can be taken to reach the High Sierra Trail for access to Lion Rock, Mt. Russell). Conditions are continuously changing and wilderness hikers need to plan for inclement weather. sending an email to report trail conditions. Camping is permitted but limited, and a permit is required. Listen for Wolverton Creek as you ascend, and watch for black bears in the early summer. Check the Sequoia National Forest website for details. A wilderness permit will be required to camp at Ipsut Creek. May require shallow wading to get across some. For more information on trails starting on the east side of the Sierra Nevada, contact the Inyo National Forest Wilderness Permit Office at (760) 873-2483 or check their trail conditions page for more information. The closure does not impact Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Alta Peak Trail is a 14.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Three Rivers, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The rocky environment around the peak is strikingly beautiful, with sights that are unique to the alpine environment such as some fascinating alpine flowers and the rare Foxtail Pine (a long-lived relative of the Bristlecone Pine, the world’s oldest trees). Start by following the trail to Rachel Lake, a 3.5 mile trail that gets increasingly steep and rugged as you get closer to the lake. There's no choice left. Many downed trees, all are stock passable. 10/1 - Due to the Rattlesnake Fire, the following area is temporarily closed to all individuals: Beginning at the south boundary of the Sequoia National Park with the intersection of the Great Western Divide, north along the Great Western Divide to Kaweah Gap, southeast to Chagoopa Plateau along the base of the Kaweah Peaks to the Kern Canyon, north to Junction Meadow and the Colby Pass Trail (not included), east along the High Sierra Trail (not included) to the John Muir Trail/PCT (not included), south along the PCT (not included) to the park boundary, and west along the park boundary back to the point of origin. Below the tarn there is a much bigger snowfield; it can be avoided by going around on loose sand and rock. You can help us by sending an email to report trail conditions. 100 foot patch of snow on top of Pass. 6/5 - Based on parkwide snow levels, trail likely free of snow to Lookout Peak. Photo by Phil Brown. For more information please see the Inyo National Forest website and closure order. The path less taken is the Alta Peak Trail (right), although the Pear Lake trail (left) is an important one for winter travelers. Forests, meadows, alpine vistas. Due to the number of dead trees in this area, camping is temporarily prohibited in the designated Lower Paradise Valley camp sites. This summit is a high point along the southern ridge of Tokopah Valley, the headwaters of the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River. Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' Alta Peak can provide it and more — with a modern, serene aesthetic, thoughtful amenities and an address that keeps you in the middle of perfectly weird and wonderful Portland. Beautiful, fair weather day and glorious views of the Sierra. A stunning panorama, encompassing the Great Western Divide, the Kaweah Peaks, the Tablelands, the Middle Fork of the Kaweah Valley and beyond, awaits hikers at the summit of Alta Peak (11,204-ft.). 7/23 - Charlotte Lakes: Multiple reports of bears obtaining food rewards from improperly stored food in Kearsarge Lakes, Charlotte Lake, Vidette Meadow, and Bubbs Creek areas. East side of Mt. 6/19 - Bishop Pass- E. side, lower down 10 to 20 foot, long patches covering trail, avoidable. Hiking poles recommended. If you're planning a trip in the park that crosses into the national forest, check SQF Complex fire conditions before you hike, and expect smoke impacts. A longer day outing from the hut, but one which culminates atop an airy summit with a dead-on view of Triple Divide Peak and the spectacular Great Western DivideClick on the "Hump" trail route description for more detailed information.In addition, Mpbro reports as follows: "From Alta's summit, the 2000-foot descent to Alta Meadows appears inviting. There are logs and rocks to cross on, but this isn’t recommended as the logs move. Lots of mosquitoes in Granite Basin. Compared to the innumerable nearby rugged peaks of the Sierra Nevada Range, Alta Peak is not particularly alta ("tall" in Spanish) nor is it a challenging climb. Straightforward crossings. Traction devices (micro spikes) recommended. Alta Peak is accessible from many directions, and in all seasons. Thanks in advance 7/2 - No downed trees from Marvin Pass to Roaring River via Sugarloaf Valley. This popular hut sleeps ten and is stocked with stoves, bunks and various other minimalist comforts. Natural light illuminates Alta Peak’s bright and airy studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartment homes. The hut is booked in advance every weekend in winter and spring, so join the lottery. 6/10 - Roaring River to Kern Ranger Station: All stream crossings 2 feet or less, not swift but slippery. For snowpack data, visit the California Department of Water Resources snow survey website. Bears appear to be unfazed by mild hazing. This closure will remain in effect until sites can be inspected and hazard trees removed. Look for marmots and pikas as the trail again becomes increasingly rocky before descending towards Emerald and Aster lakes. Also known as "Skier's Alta" or more technically "Peak 11,328", this is actually the highest point on the Alta Peak ridge, about 3/4 mile NE of Alta Peak. 7/28 - Pass is snow-free. There is a stock-stopper boulder on the North Side; hikers won’t have a problem going around it. New snowfall, historical snowfall, hourly temperatures, mountain cams, forecasts and more will help you stay connected with Alta's most precious resource—snow. 6/19 - Horseshoe meadows to the Siberian Outpost/PCT Junction is completely snow-free and stock-passable. 6/22 - Mostly snow-free. Visitors should not expect to be able to store their food in a food storage at Kearsarge Lakes. Hiked up via the Alta Peak trail, then walked down to Pear Lake and out on the Lakes Trail. 7/2- 1 tree down on the West side of Kearsarge Pass, maybe stock passable. 6/19 - Kearsarge Pass: snow-free/stock-passable Whitney: Ranger viewed small patches of snow at the top of the switchbacks Alta Peak is also one of the few "westside" peaks that is as easily accessible and offers similarly stunning views as the eastside peaks. Not far before the junction, the trail crosses a small … Signs will direct you to the Alta Peak Trail. Because of the location of the hut, the vast majority of backcountry ski activity in the Alta Peak area occurs not from the south side (i.e., the Alta Peak Trail), but from the north side (i.e., the Pear Lake Trail). 6/29 - South side - snow free. 10/3 - Palisade Creek Crossing at Middle Fork/PCT junction- 2 feet deep and swift for about 5 feet. - "Big Bird Peak". Aster, Emerald, Pear Lakes have no ice. 7/21 - Some snow patches with high consequences; Stock passable for experienced packers. Watch Queue Queue. Le sentier offre plusieurs activités et sa meilleure utilisation est de mars à septembre. A stunning panorama, encompassing the Great Western Divide, the Kaweah Peaks, the Tablelands, the Middle Fork of the Kaweah Valley and beyond, awaits hikers at the summit of Alta Peak (11,204-ft.). 6/26 - North side small patches of snow no special equipment necessary. Everything you need to know about Alta in one place from road and parking updates to the latest snow and weather conditions. 1 snow field on the last switchback trekking poles and traction aids recommended. 2 large rocks (2ftx3) on lower switches, partially blocking the trail. Moraine Lake passable. 6/29 - JMT from Crabtree to Mt.Whitney summit: Crabtree to Guitar Lake: snow-free. There is also large logjam less than 1/4 mile downstream from the old bridge. Crossable with caution- trekking poles and water shoes advised. Traction devices are a good idea if crossing early in the morning or late in the day. For more information please call the Wilderness Office at (559) 565-3766. When you reach a fork, the trail to Alta Peak will veer to the right as signs indicate. 6/21 - Bubbs Creek crossing at East Lake Junction, water is swift ~3ft deep. 7/4 - Bishop Pass mostly snow free; east side switches shoveled out, 150ft flat snow on top. 7/2 - Roaring River to Elizabeth Pass clear of downed trees. For the most recent updates and a map of the closures, check the Inciweb page for the Rattlesnake Fire. It can be done as a long day hike, but is more easily enjoyed as a side trip from an overnight at Lila Lake, Rampart Lakes, or even Rachel Lake. 12/8 - Middle Fork Trail to 1-mile past Panther Creek, Trail in good condition. 11/30 – Expect winter condtions above 9,000 ft. 7/10- Creek crossing between Kern Hot Spring and Kaweah Gap easy fording and no snow. Situated at 9,200 feet in the shadow of Alta Peak, it makes a perfect base camp for exploring the area and bagging Alta Peak. 7/23 - Snow free, except for one 50ft section of snow below Helen Lake. Answer 1 of 4: Seeing how the precipitation has be low this season so far and the extended forecast kinda looks the same. Directions can be found here.Proceed one mile south (toward Visalia) on Generals Highway from Lodgepole. Alta Peak Trail est un sentier aller-retour de 14.9 miles modérément fréquenté situé près de Three Rivers, Californie. Snow level approximately 10,000ft. To Ranger Lake, Trail in good condition. Alta Peak Trail Hiking Detail, near Lodgepole in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park. 7/12 - There is one remaining snow patch along Evolution Lake; it is not stock-passable. This isn't surprising, given the perfect combination of spectacular open touring terrain, outrageous vistas, challenging skiing for all levels and the warm confines of the Pear Lake Backcountry Ski Hut. Trail Name % Snow Cover. Mpbro is of the opinion (and I agree) that this dayhike is the best that the Lodgepole area has to offer.The summit views are simply awesome. Alta Peak is in Sequoia National Park not far from Giant Forest.Before 1896, the mountain was known as Tharps Peak. South side: small rockfall that would make stock travel difficult. Check this page for current information about what's currently open in the parks. 11/16 - Road to the trailhead is not plowed in winter. The shortest approaches are from Wolverton, either via the Alta Peak Trail or cross-country from the Pear Lake area (via the Pear Lake Trail). Lakes Trail: Begins at Wolverton. Le sentier vous présentera des fleurs sauvages et sa difficulté est difficile et donc seulement recommandé pour les aventuriers expérimentés. Bridge is out at Upper Paradise and the crossing is wide with about 2 ft. deep and swift. North Side - about 120 yards of snow field. Only the most experienced backcountry traveler will have the ability to identify a majority of the summits. Aconcagua mountain itself has many routes, photos, and trip reports as children. Trail crew hopes to remove these trees next week. Sierra, and Inyo national forests are under a temporary closure order as of Monday, September 7, 2020. Trailhead: Wolverton. There are innumerable possibilities for backcountry camping near Pear Lake and in the Tablelands, north of Alta Peak.In winter, the Pear Lake Ranger Station doubles as a refuge for backcountry skiers, riders and snowshoers. Trail is easy to follow. There were only small patches that were easy to avoid. (2), Images 7/16 - via Rowell Meadow: Trails are in good condition. Last of switchbacks has 30 foot-long patch avoidable by crawling over boulders. 6/22 - South side of Muir Pass:Trail is snow-free to lake below Helen Lake. There were only 3 downed trees on the trail and they were easy to cross. Hiking poles recommended. 12/3 - TH to top of the 'hump' is 25% snow/ice-covered, 'hump' to Pear Lake is 65% snow/ice-covered. Pass a spur trail to Emerald Lake on the right where it sits beneath sheer granite walls. Patches of snow along the ridge line to summit, advise staying way from edge to avoid possible overhanging cornice. Alta Peak Trail, near Lodgepole in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park. Traction devices (micro-spikes) strongly recommended. Upon continuing, you'll see great views of the Western Divide and eventually Castle Rock looking right from the trail. Distance: 7 miles each way. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. There are a few small patches that can be avoided by going around on loose sand and rock. Last mile before Whitney summit: several large snowfields, some route-finding necessary. Consider all possibilities before you head out on your trip and check out the Trail Safety page for more information on the potential hazards of wilderness travel. 6/29- Cairned route mostly snow free. See the Lodgepole Logistical Center for general information on both backcountry and car camping.There are excellent backcountry campspots around Mehrten and Alta Meadows, along the Alta Peak Trail. This trail goes by Panther Gap and Mehrten Meadow. 39 trails with 70 photos Tablelands. A huge expanse of moderately graded slopes and bowls that separates the Pear Lake/Tokopah Valley area from the canyons that drain north into Kings Canyon.- Winter Alta Peak. Current Conditions @Alta. 2 downed trees- both are stock passable. There are excellent backcountry campspots around Mehrten and Alta Meadows, along the Alta Peak Trail. Alta Peak Trail. "This is blood for blood and by the gallon. First, get yourself to Lodgepole. 10/3 - Trail south of the pass is closed due to SQF Complex and Rattlesanke Fires. 7/16 - Ranger Lake to Belle Canyon Pass Trail (including spur trails to Lost Lake and Seville Lake) is in good condition. This video is unavailable. By 1903 it was generally known by its current name and Alta Peak appears on the Tehipite quadrangle, USGS 30 minute topographic map of 1905, and was officially recognized by the Board on Geographic Names in 1928. 7/12 - Glenn Pass Snow-free. (24), Steeleman's Pear Lake & Winter Alta Trip, March 2002, Alta Peak or: it always starts to rain when you need it least, “Mount Morgenson” (0.5 mi W of Mt. It looks like it will be great hiking weather this weekend. The weather forecast for Alta Peak is: Mostly dryFreeze-thaw conditions (max 5°C on Tue morning, min -4°C on Thu afternoon)Wind will be generally light. Inyo and Sierra national forests extended their closure orders. From the summit, the views of the broad 6000-foot drop into Kaweah Canyon suffice to take your breath away. After a temporary fire closure, Sequoia National Forest announced a partial reopening beginning October 2, 2020. California Dept. Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. Near Three Rivers, California. Elevation Gain: 4,500 feet. 10/3 - Due to the SQF Fire Complex, formed when the Castle Fire and Shotgun Fire merged south of Sequoia National Park, trail closures are in effect in Sequoia National Forest's Golden Trout Wilderness. Good boot pack through snow/ice, entire trail is easy to follow. 7/16 - JO Pass to JO Pass/Twin Lakes jtn: 7 downed trees- one may be stock impassable. 6/15 - The Kings River crossing at Upper Paradise is passable. A wooded trail leading to the junction where the Lakes Trail and Alta Peak trails split. 6/29 - About 25 yards of snow on the east side. Scrambled up the Watchtower on the way back to Wolverton. Here you'll climb moderately through the forest over a few creeks requiring some rock hopping in spring and early summer. Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. The footbridge over Marcy Dam is gone. 12/10 - Watchtower Trail closed for the winter. 7/7 - 4 downed trees between Roaring River and Big Wet Meadow. Residences that inspire. There is no way around it for stock, maybe they could go over it. The North Side had a few small patches of snow that could be avoided by going on the edge of the trail or on rock. The Alta Peak Trail. Many foot prints to follow. This popular hut sleeps ten and is stocked with stoves, bunks and various other … Hikers should seek an alternate crossing. Alta Trail: Begins at Wolverton. If you’re planning on visiting the High Peaks region, bear in mind that conditions on the reopened trails may be dodgy in places. Update. One of those is 1/2 -mile before Big Wet Meadow- It is a 'stock stopper.' 7/10 - Small snow patch, easily avoidable, rest is clear. All Rights Reserved. It is prominent when viewed from the vicinity of Three Rivers, CA.Alta's stellar summit views, its proximity to the road, and its ample opportunities for backcountry ski descents make the peak as an all-season playground. First mile north of Col - three smaller snow fields covering trail at various locations. Summit clear of snow. All creeks crossings in the Tyndal area are manageable. Ipsut Creek Campground is being managed as a backcountry camp. This might be a good time to visit another part of the Adirondack Park. Trail is navigable despite thorns. Inyo side above 11,500 ft patchy snow. Schedule a Tour . 93271. 7/6 - Marvin Pass to Comanche Meadow: Trail obscured by white thorn bushes in several spots. There is a shallow section just down stream from the old bridge. Alta Peak Weather (Days 6-9): 7/12 - Snow-free. 7/12- Snow free, South Fork of the Kings: At the trail crossing the water is about a foot deep. 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