Ascent of Potosi Mountain South on 2013-03-10
|Others in Party:||Anji Cerney|
|Date:||Sunday, March 10, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
|Peak:||Potosi Mountain South|
| Elevation:||8192 ft / 2496 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe road up Potosi Mountain is probably the steepest road I've hiked. That said, due to the steepness, much of it is paved, and there was very little sand or gravel on the road, so at least slipping was not an issue. There was a bit of snow (up to six inches in places, and a very cold wind, or I would likely have tried to reach the main summit. On the plus side, the snow made the trip considerably more scenic than it would have been otherwise.
FYI, the road in was paved most of the way, and a decent car could have it most of the way, if not all the way, to the gate.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2912 ft / 886 m|
| Extra Gain:||100 ft / 30 m|
| Distance:||5.6 mi / 9 km|
| Trailhead:||Road Gate 5480 ft / 1670 m|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Time Up:||3 Hours |
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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