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Ascent of Thompson Peak on 1999-09-09

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, September 9, 1999
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Thompson Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:7795 ft / 2375 m

Ascent Trip Report

After visiting Dixie Mountain I returned to USFS 176 and headed north to the Doyle Grade junction, following from here the Plinco Mine Rd and the McClellan Canyon Rd to Antelope Lake. Although this is a popular recreational lake, very few people were in evidence and commercial facilities were not obvious. From the Boulder Creek Work Center I drove 13.5 miles on FSR 29N43, 28N02, and 28N02A to Thompson Peak. the most dominant (but not highest) point in the Diamond Mountains, which extend from Red Rock to the NW to Adams Peak in the SE. Its escarpment rises steeply above the Susanville-Janesville and Honey Lake areas. It's a favorite spot for watching raptors riding the abundant thermals, and also for hang gliders. The peak is topped by a L.O., which was staffed today by Ricky. A worthwhile visit.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Good, some haze
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Drive-up
Descent Statistics



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