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    jimw
    1420 Posts

    So I was cruising up 89 on the way back from Kirkwood yesterday, and just as the climb toward Luther Pass starts, I pulled off and took this pano. Red Lake Peak is on the right, with Roundtop visible just behind it and to the left, but I’m not too familiar with the stuff to the left of that. In particular, what is that nice peak about 1/4 from the left of the pic? Looking at the map, it looks like maybe Raymond Peak in Mokelumne Wilderness? Looks like some nice terrain there. Anyone know anything about access back there?

    #605041
    96avs01
    875 Posts

    While it is somewhat difficult to know for sure given the summit is in the clouds, I would say Raymond Peak is 1/3 from the left. Winter access would be difficult as the normal trails are accessed either via Ebbetts Pass or the Blue Lakes Road (south of Hope Valley snowpark). Here is some info from Summitpost.

    My guess the peak(s) 1/4 from the left are on the South side of Ebbetts (Silver, Highland and unnamed 10.8K).

    165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks
    163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s
    162 Furberg

    Chris

    #605042
    dishwasher-dave
    460 Posts

    Tough to say, due to the cloud of 2stroke smoke over Blue Lakes, I usually avoid that area. I am sure my sledneck bros would know all those peaks.

    I know I’ve seen Glider Chute on Silver from a bunch of peaks. Since I don’t see that in your pano, I think Ebbets pass is off the left out of your pic.

    This is pretty much a guess, but I’d say the Nipple and Markleeville Peak, are roughly a 1/3 and 1/4 from the left. I’m thinking your photo is looking a bit to the west of Raymond.

    With a sled you can get super close to those without poaching wilderness (the Nipple is not in wilderness). Without a sled it could be a haul.

    #605043
    SchralphMacchio
    474 Posts

    I should have given you a ring, Jimw.

    Did Carson to Kirkwood yesterday. Gorgeous, but damn that cold wind early in the morning sucked and made for some shitty south facing crust. Got some nice packed powder turns coming into Emigrant Lake though.

    #605044
    powderjunkie
    1666 Posts

    Hawkins is not in your pic, it’s on the left.

    You’re looking at the nipple and peaks around Blue Lakes. Markleville and Raymond is probably in there somewhere. One peak in the pic is what you stare at when you drop the south side of RT. Can’t remember the names of the other peaks out there by Blue Lakes. Some are proabably closer to Ebbett’s Pass.

    I don’t think you can see Silver or Highland in this pic – too far back.

    edited: wrong peak names on first post

    #605045
    96avs01
    875 Posts

    By the ‘nipple’ are you referring to Hawkins Peak?

    165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks
    163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s
    162 Furberg

    Chris

    #605046
    dishwasher-dave
    460 Posts

    There is an actual The Nipple peak (I don’t think it’s as well named as Maggies Peaks, but that’s another thread). It’s on the map right near the Blue Lakes.

    #605047
    mountainvoodoo
    80 Posts

    Looks like the Nipple on the far left and Forestdale Divide (Cole Bowl) to the right of that. Hawkins, Silver, and Raymond all all out of picture to the left. As Dave stated, huge snomo area back there with a lot of pinners trashing the lines.

    Cole Bowl and the Nipple offer good sled assisted drops though. Spent many a day back there with up to 10 or so runs in a day.

    Access to Forestdale Divide area is from the Red Lake Parking Lot, while access to the Nipple is easier from Blue Lakes Road.

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