Ascent of Snow Valley Peak on 2010-06-07

Climber: A. Christopher Higgins

Date:Monday, June 7, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Motorcycle
Peak:Snow Valley Peak
    Elevation:9214 ft / 2808 m

Ascent Trip Report

Large Piles of snow on Jeep Trail, on N side of Peak.
Millions of mating/nesting LADYBUGS among summit rocks.
Very windy, had to take shelter among rocks.

**Lots of Hornblend (Brown) Crystals found along trail and @ summit.
Also serpentine and Quartz. Unidentiied Black crystal columns at red pit. No sample taken.
Summary Total Data
    Distance:11.3 mi / 18.2 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Time Up:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Time Down:2 Hours 

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