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Ascent of Piute Peak on 2011-06-18

Climber: Eric Kassan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, June 18, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Piute Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8440 ft / 2572 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road (Piute Mountain road) is actually a pretty good dirt road- I got my Honda Civic up to about 6200' with only a couple slightly questionable spots. And the questions were loose dirt on steep road, not rocks. One could easily drive a 4WD vehicle a stones throw from the summit. Unlike what is on the maps, the road now goes to within about 50' of the summit marked 8435' on the topo.

The actual highpoint requires a tiny and trivial scramble to reach the summit.

While I enjoyed the wildflowers, I got a late start and the hike up was rather warm. This hike is probably best enjoyed earlier in the season, or at least earlier in the day.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2480 ft / 755 m
    Elevation Loss:2480 ft / 755 m
    Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2330 ft / 710 m
    Extra Loss:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
    Route:Piute Mtn Rd
    Trailhead:Piute Mtn Rd @ 6160'  6160 ft / 1877 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2430 ft / 740 m
    Extra Gain:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route:Piute Mtn Rd
    Trailhead:Piute Mtn Rd @ 6160'  6160 ft / 1877 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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