Ascent of Silver Peak on 1999-08-15
|Date:||Sunday, August 15, 1999|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||8930 ft / 2721 m|
Ascent Trip ReportYesterday afternoon I hiked about 5 miles from the Van Vleck TH via the Red Peak Tr to camp overnight at Lake #3 below Red Peak. This morning I headed up to the main ridge above Lake #3 and worked my way up among the rocks to Silver Peak. Great views of Lake Tahoe, the Desolation Wilderness, and the Crystal Range. I found no register. I was tempted to continue over to McConnell Peak, but being alone and uncertain about the durability of my knee, I returned to camp to spend a leisurely afternoon and another night enjoying the solitude at Lake #3. The next morning I hiked back to the Van Vleck TH without seeing anyone since leaving there.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2330 ft / 710 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||12 mi / 19.3 km|
| Route:||Van Vleck TH; Lake #3|
| Trailhead:||Van Vleck TH 6600 ft / 2011 m|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble|
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