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Ascent of Mount Jenkins on 2003-06-09

Climber: Patrick Shannon

Others in Party:Special Agent
Date:Monday, June 9, 2003
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Jenkins
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:7921 ft / 2414 m

Ascent Trip Report

From my Pacific Crest Trail journal (www.trailjournals.com/northerner): Shortly after, Special Agent and I reached the side trail for Mt. Jenkins. I took the fanny pack off the top of my pack and headed up. As steep as it was, it felt great to hike without the weight of the pack. Special Agent started slightly ahead of me, and I heard him give a victory yell as I approached the top. After a short final scramble, I too reached the 7921-foot peak. It was very cool. I could see the High Sierras to the north again. They looked much closer than they had on my first glimpse of them. It won't be long now. To the south and west, I could see the land I have crossed in the past few days. Rob (one of my roommates in Big Bear City) left me a very cool quote in the register at the peak:

The Beautiful Lull
The Dangerous Tug
We Get To Feel Small
From High Up Above
And After A Glimpse
Over The Top
The Rest Of The World
Becomes A Gift Shop.
-Tragically Hip

Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: Pacific Crest Trail 2003

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1San Jacinto Peak2003-05-09
2Mount Baden-Powell2003-05-22
3Mount Jenkins2003-06-09
4Owens Peak2003-06-09
5Mount Whitney2003-06-18
6Half Dome2003-07-01
12Mount McLoughlin2003-08-20
14Mount Thielsen2003-08-25
15South Sister2003-08-30



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