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Rubicon Revisited
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Topo and GPS tracks for the ~4 mile, ~2400ft gain trek up to Rubicon Peak.  I had failed to summit Rubicon 2 weeks ago due to the snow and this was a followup attempt.

I dropped my pack (w/ my GPS) before attempting the summit block, so the tracks do not include the final leg. (Which looped around the summit and scaled it from the southwest)

This is my 10th peak off of the Tahoe OGUL list.
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Topo and GPS tracks for the ~4 mile, ~2400ft gain trek up to Rubicon Peak. I had failed to summit Rubicon 2 weeks ago due to the snow and this was a followup attempt.

I dropped my pack (w/ my GPS) before attempting the summit block, so the tracks do not include the final leg. (Which looped around the summit and scaled it from the southwest)

This is my 10th peak off of the Tahoe OGUL list.
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06/24/2009 08:12 PM
TL
Rubicon from the trailhead.

Much better weather on this outing.  I didn't take many pictures of the approach hike on this outing- it was a steep climb on a well defined use trail through unremarkable pine forest.  (See my first trip album for pics of the trail)
BB
Rubicon from the trailhead.

Much better weather on this outing. I didn't take many pictures of the approach hike on this outing- it was a steep climb on a well defined use trail through unremarkable pine forest. (See my first trip album for pics of the trail)
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06/24/2009 02:24 PM
TL
Looking down at the lake on the approach hike.  (Probably could have picked a view w/o the dead tree on the left)
BB
Looking down at the lake on the approach hike. (Probably could have picked a view w/o the dead tree on the left)
Last comment 06/25/2009.
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TL
Flattish section before starting the steeper last mile.
Snow was visible near the summit, but it had mostly melted out since my earlier trip.  Only avoidable patches remained.
BB
Flattish section before starting the steeper last mile.
Snow was visible near the summit, but it had mostly melted out since my earlier trip. Only avoidable patches remained.
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06/24/2009 02:46 PM
TL
The summit stayed out of view behind the trees until the very end.  By this point the use trail had hooked around to the north side of the peak.
BB
The summit stayed out of view behind the trees until the very end. By this point the use trail had hooked around to the north side of the peak.
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06/24/2009 04:00 PM
TL
A final snowfield before the summit block.  I first tried climbing up to that window on the left.
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A final snowfield before the summit block. I first tried climbing up to that window on the left.
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06/24/2009 04:01 PM
TL
That gave me a nice view down to South Lake Tahoe and over to Jakes Peak on the ridge.  However, the climb to the summit from the window was beyond my tolerance for exposure.
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That gave me a nice view down to South Lake Tahoe and over to Jakes Peak on the ridge. However, the climb to the summit from the window was beyond my tolerance for exposure.
Last comment 06/25/2009.
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06/24/2009 04:07 PM
TL
I headed right and (not realizing it at the time) looped all the way around to the south end of the summit block.  There I found a mostly unexposed class 2-3 shelf that allowed access to the knife edge summit ridge.
BB
I headed right and (not realizing it at the time) looped all the way around to the south end of the summit block. There I found a mostly unexposed class 2-3 shelf that allowed access to the knife edge summit ridge.
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06/24/2009 04:30 PM
TL
Topping out on the summit ridge.  The high point appeared to be on the far north end.
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Topping out on the summit ridge. The high point appeared to be on the far north end.
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06/24/2009 04:18 PM
   
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