Ascent of Beauty Peak on 2012-04-22

Climber: Mat Kelliher

Others in Party:Tanya Roton
Stella Cheung
James Barlow
Aidan Barlow
Miriam Khamis
Leo Logacho
Dora Olea
Winnette Butler
Jim Fleming
Date:Sunday, April 22, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Beauty Peak
    Elevation:5548 ft / 1691 m

Ascent Trip Report

***Sierra Club Outing***
led by Mat Kelliher, Jim Fleming

Very dense brushy route south across plain to gully. Use trail vague in places. Gully route is well defined to the earthen dam where routes to Beauty and Iron Springs diverge. Route to Beauty Peak begins by traveling west along an old jeep road and then veers off to the south cross country over an undultaing ridgeline. Use trail along ridgeline is often vague to non-existant due to thick, dense brush. From summit return to earthen dam.

From dam Iron Springs Mtn is reached by traveling east along a jeep road a short distance, then veering off northeast cross country to gain ridgeline, then travelling east along ridgeline. Vague use trail due to thick, dense brush. From summit return to dam via the same route ascended, then out via the gully and across plain.

Mileage and gain includes both Beauty Peak and Iron Springs Mtn.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2 ft / 1 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Hot. Humid. Nearly no breeze
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2 ft / 1 m
    Distance:9.5 mi / 15.3 km
    Trailhead:5546 ft / 1690 m
Descent Statistics

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