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Ascent of Upper Cottonwood Cirque High Point on 2012-09-14

Climber: Larry Edmonds

Others in Party:Tom Strauch----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, September 14, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Upper Cottonwood Cirque High Point
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13386 ft / 4080 m

Ascent Trip Report

Tom and I decided to bag this point on our descent from Langley since it was so close. My GPS Go-To feature pointed to the rocky out crop just above the highpoint. My map reading skills told me this was not the point, but since the GPS pointed that way I figured it must be behind the rock outcrop. Upon scaling the rock outcrop the GPS indicated the point was still 1/4 mile to the northeast. Tom and I both new that could not be. So we decided to go asend the point just South of us that we figured was the point, and on the way the GPS finally updated its direction pointing directly at the correct point. Not the first time I haved ended up on the wrong peak looking over at the correct peak :-).
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Nice day, warm with little wind
Ascent Part of Trip: Muir Lake Backpack (5 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Cirque Peak2012-09-12
2Army Pass Point2012-09-12
3Mount Langley2012-09-14
4Upper Cottonwood Cirque High Point2012-09-14



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