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Ascent of Elephants Back on 2011-06-17

Climber: Brendon Chapman

Others in Party:Jason Hughell
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, June 17, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Elephants Back
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9585 ft / 2921 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the Mokelumne Visiters Center, hiked in to Lake Winnemucca and set up a base camp (9022') to hike around and bag peaks out of. Original goal was Round Top Lake, but lots of snow made for difficult travel without skis or snowshoes. After a camp was established Jason and myself made the quick ascent up the Elephants Back (9561') with snow low on the trip into loose scree slopes. The idea was to climb high and sleep low with goals of Round Top and other near by peaks the following days.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:583 ft / 178 m
    Route:North Face
    Trailhead:Lake Winnemucca  9002 ft / 2743 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear



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