Ascent of Mount Jefferson on 2012-09-03

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Anji Cerney
Collin Kamholz
Austin Hubbuch
Joseph K
Sashi P
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, September 3, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Jefferson
    Elevation:11941 ft / 3639 m

Ascent Trip Report

This one was an easy walkup for the final day of our trip which included Arc Dome and Toiyabe Dome.

After driving over from the Toiyabe Dome trailhead via a long dirt road that included a single lane wide section through saplings, we met Joseph and Sashi at the south end of the mountain and made camp.

Next day we headed up at an easy pace, following the fairly old road until it became a well-defined trail, and finally a use trail over the talus. Not far from the summit, Joseph and I saw a very large Desert Bighorn Sheep ram, who observed us for a while before taking off.

The summit itself isn't terribly impressive: a wide area that reminds me of White Mountain. Photos and lunch ensued.

The route down was pretty much the same one we took up, but I grew tired of the half run/half walk pace and just ran most of the way down, which was easier, quicker, and a lot better on my legs.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3401 ft / 1035 m
    Elevation Loss:3401 ft / 1035 m
    Distance:8.6 mi / 13.8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Clear day
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3330 ft / 1014 m
    Extra Loss:154 ft / 46 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Route:Trail to Southeast Ridge
    Trailhead:Base of South Ridge  8765 ft / 2671 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 29 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3247 ft / 989 m
    Extra Gain:71 ft / 21 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Route:Trail to Southeast Ridge
    Trailhead:Base of South Ridge  8765 ft / 2671 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 29 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by BMS 914
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