The official trail to the Haskell Peak summit starts on Tahoe National Forest road 09 and climbs gradually to the top from the south with an elevation gain of around 1200 feet. I was interested in a more direct route to the top, so I rode my ATV to a point about a half mile west of the summit and made my way cross-country toward the peak. This route only had about 500 feet of elevation gain. The first half of the hike was an easy walk through the forest following deer trails. This shot was taken where the forest ends. That's not the summit, there is wide flat area beyond those rocks and then another shorter climb to the top.