Red Lake Peak

Jackson, California

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Red Lake Peak is rich in California history, for it was here that John C. Fremont and his party made the first winter crossing of the Sierra Nevada, a journey of 30 days and much hardship. Hopefully your climb and ski descent will not be as traumatic. Modern-day skis and clothing, and convenient access, make for an enjoyable single-day tour with views of Lake Tahoe, Hope Valley, Round Top, and the hundreds of peaks in the region.
50 Classic Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Summits in California

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50 Classic Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Summits in California

by Paul Richins (The Mountaineers Books)

Red Lake Peak is rich in California history, for it was here that John C. Fremont and his party made the first winter crossing of the Sierra Nevada, a journey of 30 days and much hardship. Hopefully your climb and ski descent will not be as traumatic. Modern-day skis and clothing, and convenient access, make for an enjoyable single-day tour with views of Lake Tahoe, Hope Valley, Round Top, and the hundreds of peaks in the region.

©  Paul Richins/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
Nearby City: Jackson
Distance: 5
Elevation Gain: 1,561 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 1 day
Season: Best January through mid-May
Trailhead Elevation: 8,800 feet
Top Elevation: 10,061 feet
Additional Use: Snowboarding
Local Maps: USGS Carson Pass, Caples Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Red Lake Peak

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May 2018