Ascent of Hawkins Peak on 2012-07-13

Climber: Tim Berger

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, July 13, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hawkins Peak
    Elevation:10024 ft / 3055 m

Ascent Trip Report

Dusty road hike past a few mining prospects. Rd crosses base peak at base of south peak, and north along west base of peak. Took south road to ridge on horizon and followed that gentler slope to summit. No summit box found, but inscription in rock by the namesource is very cool. Summit is covered in antennaes. Nice views, and viewing spot at south summit point.

Summit is platy weathered andesite, with peak of columns primarily on south aspect. On way down passed through sections of water-laid sedimentary volcanics, mudflow, coarsely crystalline arenite, limey mudstones. Below the base of the peak outcrop appeared evidence of petrified wood and jasper. Prospects near beginning of hike explored contact with west granite, with garnet, gossans, bleached rock and some possible dark metalliferous material.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1632 ft / 498 m
    Elevation Loss:1632 ft / 498 m
    Distance:7.1 mi / 11.4 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Clear, breezy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1632 ft / 498 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.3 km
    Route:Calpine road to south ridge
    Trailhead:Calpine Rd gate  8392 ft / 2557 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 24 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1632 ft / 498 m
    Distance:5.1 mi / 8.2 km
    Route:Descend north side to solar array, and road round
    Trailhead:Calpine Rd gate  8392 ft / 2557 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 6 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Markleeville, Hawkins, Waterhouse (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Markleeville Peak2012-07-13
2Hawkins Peak2012-07-13
3Waterhouse Peak2012-07-13

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