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Ascent of Mummy Mountain on 2013-04-22

Climber: Vic Hanson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, April 22, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Dirtbike
Peak:Mummy Mountain
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:11529 ft / 3514 m

Ascent Trip Report

While I was on top of Charleston Peak, I was looking at Mummy Mtn. and asked a fellow climber what mountain that was. He told me so I decided to climb it 2 days later. I checked on Summitpost.org to get the details, and decided to do it from Trail Canyon TH as well. From the junction of Trail Canyon Trail and N. Charleston Loop, it said to go left past Cave Spring and climb the "obvious" scree field. Well I somehow missed that and ended up way beyond that, finally taking a short scramble up to the ridge, probably close to a 2 mile detour altogether. I then followed the ridge back towards Mummy and could easily see the obvious scree field route! From there there was a nice use trail all the way up, going up the wide crack to the left once you reach the base of Mummy. I was eating lunch at the register and thinking the other peak looked higher so went over there, 11' lower! I took the much faster and shorter scree field down, and then it was very obvious when I reached the main trail! After that I went on the N. Charleston Loop Trail to a bit past the Mummy Spring Trail, before returning and going down the Trail Canyon Trail. 3:07 up, 3:47 down, including time on top. A very nice day.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5458 ft / 1663 m
    Elevation Loss:5458 ft / 1663 m
    Distance:15.5 mi / 25 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4033 ft / 1229 m
    Extra Loss:257 ft / 78 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Route:Trail Canyon Trail, N Loop Char.
    Trailhead:Trail Canyon TH  7753 ft / 2363 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 7 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:5201 ft / 1585 m
    Extra Gain:1425 ft / 434 m
    Distance:9.3 mi / 15 km
    Route:Trail Canyon Trail, N Loop Char., Mummy Spring Tr.
    Trailhead:Trail Canyon TH  7753 ft / 2363 m
    Time Down:3 Hours 47 Minutes



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