James Peak

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 11 trip reports for James Peak.

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  • Log #21721 - by Ryan Meral on July 28, 2009
    Went up via the Mary Glacier route. Hiked up above the glacier, through the valley, and followed the route up the left side all the way up to the top. Great views. Watch for weather.
  • Log #16099 - by Chris Knight on July 16, 2004
    This is an easy hike with no technical skills required provided you don't go up the (east) steep side. The drive up to the trailhead is on paved road. After a mile up the trail, there is nice scenery...
  • Log #16100 - by T Harmon on July 15, 2004
    nice climb, we climbed it without knowing what peak it was after climbing up the glacier.
  • Log #16101 - by Kevin Kelley on June 23, 2004
    Camped at the east end of James Peak Lake- absolutly beautiful (between rains)! Cold and rainy this year. Would like to get the history behind the white extended cab pickup that rolled down the...
  • Log #16102 - by Zeke on Sep 04, 2003
    Great climb, highly recommended. we did it a little late in the season, it was more of a mixed effort then.
  • Log #16103 - by Scott Patterson on Aug 19, 2003
    My wife Kimberly, fifteen month old Kessler, and myself had a pretty late start after 10:00 AM (it takes a little longer to get ready when you have a little guy)from the railroad trestle. We made it...
  • Log #16104 - by Leroy Camel on Feb 08, 2002
    Hiked up from the East and enjoyed a great view. I was with a party of folks who did this every 4th of July. We carried plastic garbage bags up and used them to slide down a long snow field. What fun!
  • Log #16105 - by Jon Bradford on Nov 18, 2001
    James Peak is a fun mountain with easy access. St. Mary's Glacier (er permanent snow field) provides an interestting escalator to the broad tundra on Jame's east side. From this flat expanse...
  • Log #16106 - by Ian A. Johnson on June 04, 2001
    During the spring or winter, if avalanche conditions aren't too bad, head straight up the slope on good snow, and by-pass the run around. The wind dies down for a couple hourse around 8:00p.m. and...
  • Log #16107 - by Dan Singhisen on Mar 20, 2001
    Summited James several times as a training hike and winter training hike for S. American peaks. Perfect for easy access and tough conditions training. If climbing in bad conditions please keep a...
  • Log #16108 - by Steve LaGreca on Mar 19, 2001
    Our first trip up James Peak was stopped just beyond Rogers Pass by some nasty looking clouds. After about 15 minutes of hiking down at a pretty fast clip, we looked back and saw Ole Jim was in the...