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Waterhouse and Pickett Peaks
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TL
Topo and GPS tracks for two quick summits near Luther Pass on this dreary summer day in Tahoe.  The morning was a 4mi/1700ft class 2 walkup of Waterhouse Peak from Luther Pass.  The afternoon was a 2.5mi/1000ft class 3 scramble of Pickett Peak.   

Waterhouse is my 13th OGUL Peak.  I had originally intended on doing Hawkins as well, but the looming rainstorm shortened my plans.
BB
Topo and GPS tracks for two quick summits near Luther Pass on this dreary summer day in Tahoe. The morning was a 4mi/1700ft class 2 walkup of Waterhouse Peak from Luther Pass. The afternoon was a 2.5mi/1000ft class 3 scramble of Pickett Peak.

Waterhouse is my 13th OGUL Peak. I had originally intended on doing Hawkins as well, but the looming rainstorm shortened my plans.
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06/30/2009 06:03 PM
TL
Parked at the Luther Pass turnout on Hwy 89.  (Just beyond marshy Grass Lake)
BB
Parked at the Luther Pass turnout on Hwy 89. (Just beyond marshy Grass Lake)
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06/30/2009 09:11 AM
TL
There was a paved road leading out from the pass.  From the Topo, I think this is the road leading down to 88.  (Maybe the original route before the highway was put in)
BB
There was a paved road leading out from the pass. From the Topo, I think this is the road leading down to 88. (Maybe the original route before the highway was put in)
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06/30/2009 09:13 AM
TL
A use trail diverged from the road about 50 yards in and headed south skirting the end of the lake.  I swung too far south on the uphill leg and ended up having to plow through some most unpleasant vegetation.
BB
A use trail diverged from the road about 50 yards in and headed south skirting the end of the lake. I swung too far south on the uphill leg and ended up having to plow through some most unpleasant vegetation.
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06/30/2009 09:20 AM
TL
The lowest portion of the Waterhouse were the steepest and on my uphill leg they were covered with some chest high woody vegetation.  To make matters worse the skeeters were out in droves.
BB
The lowest portion of the Waterhouse were the steepest and on my uphill leg they were covered with some chest high woody vegetation. To make matters worse the skeeters were out in droves.
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06/30/2009 09:28 AM
TL
The whole route was fairly uninteresting- just steep uphill through  typical Tahoe pine forest.
BB
The whole route was fairly uninteresting- just steep uphill through typical Tahoe pine forest.
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06/30/2009 09:32 AM
TL
The slope grew slightly less steep as the summit approached.  Found a number of deer runs, but didn't see anything one could really call a use trail.
BB
The slope grew slightly less steep as the summit approached. Found a number of deer runs, but didn't see anything one could really call a use trail.
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06/30/2009 09:51 AM
TL
Uphill, Uphill, Uphill.  No respite from the skeeters until the very summit itself.
BB
Uphill, Uphill, Uphill. No respite from the skeeters until the very summit itself.
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06/30/2009 10:13 AM
TL
The east side of the slope below the summit still had a little bit of snow.  But it was melting fast.
BB
The east side of the slope below the summit still had a little bit of snow. But it was melting fast.
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06/30/2009 10:28 AM
   
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