Post Peak 2001

Wilderness: Ansel Adams Wilderness
Trail System: Isberg Trail
Latitude: 37.3740
Longitude: -119.1940
Elevation: 10,998 feet

Day 1 – Hike in
This is the first of many pack trips that we have taken throughout the Sierra national Forest. We decided to make the trek to Post Peak via the Isberg Trail. We will be staying at Sadler Lake as a base camp and visiting the surrounding areas the next few days. It’s approximately 10 miles to Sadler Lake from the Granite Creek Campground and another 2 miles to Post Peak from there. Along the way, we pass through Detachment Meadow and cross Cora Creek.

Day 2 – Fish the lakes and climb the peak
When morning arrives, we eat breakfast and gear up for the day. The first thing we do is fish Sadler Lake. The guys do really good with Adam pulling out a nice 13-14 inch rainbow trout. Once done fishing, we head towards Post Peak via the Isberg Pass trail junction. The peak sits at about 10,998 feet and has an outstanding view of surrounding lakes as well as the Yosemite mountains. Once finished, we head back to camp to finish out the day fishing.

Day 4 – Hike out
On day three, we head home. I like the post peak area and the time of year (end of September) that we went was nice because there wasn’t any mosquito’s or people passing through. We did however get frost one morning and a little thunderstorm one night.