Hut & Peak Snowshoe Hike
|Trip Date: 03/09/2018
Distance: 4.5 Miles
Vertical Gain: 1000'
Group Size: 5
Hike Rating: Easy Moderate Hard Strenuous
GPX for this trip
|Sign for the intersection at Cheese Camp Road where you want to look for parking off of Ice House Road.|
|Our group heading up the
'shortcut' route, which was effectively straight up the side of the
|A look at some of the steepness of going up the 'shortcut' route, the alternative to the longer but less steep trail up the road.|
|Along with the stead elevation gain are views back toward the Crystal Range which just get better and better as you head up higher.|
|Letting Phil do some trail
breaking through the fresh feet of snow we enountered on the way up the
|After 1000' of elevation in
just under 2 miles, we reach Robb's Peak and the rentable warming hut
and the old forest lookout tower which had a convenient picnic bench
available for lunch.
|The battered but still
informative information sign near the entrance to Robb's warming hut.
|Our lunch view from the picnic
bench at the lookout tower back toward the hut and the Crystal Range in
|Another view of the Crystal
Range from a nice open spot along the road on the way back down.
|Yours truly stopped on the way
back down with an amazing view of the nearby mountains in the
background. Not only are the Crystal Range peaks of Price,
Agassiz and Pyramid visible, but even Round Top and Mokelumne Peaks in
the Mokelumne Wilderness further to the right is able to be seen from
|Julia and Jackie paused along
the road for a picture in front of pretty scenic views.
|GPS Track of the full hike.|