Mokeloumne Peak


By: Pete Yamagata (A new way to climb it)

Rex Smith and I climbed Mokelumne in a little over four hours ascent time using this approach from the west. Take Highway 88 and drive to Bear River Reservoir Road about 5 miles east of Ham's Station or about 6 miles west of the Mormon-Emigrant Road junction. Take the South Shore drive and coming to a junction, follow signs to Cole Creek and Shriner Lake Trailhead. You will come to 8N14, then drive 3-4 miles up and take 8N14E. In about 1/4 mile. is the Tanglefoot Trailhead This is no problem for passenger cars.

Take the trail, past the Shriner Lake turnoff, and drop 400-500' into Tanglefoot Canyon. The trail climbs up the other side past Moraine Lake, where you are 4 miles from the trailhead. Proceed about 1 mile after you see the peak, then begin a traverse around the south side or bump 8628'. Do not climb too high, as the south-facing slopes are covered with low-lying brush. There is a nice bench about 300' below the point. Gain the ridge, and easy walking will lead to the top. Totals about 13 miles r.t., and 3,700' gain. Pete Yamagata

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