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Ascent of Paradise Peak on 2008-06-08

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Tim Newman
Date:Sunday, June 8, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Paradise Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9362 ft / 2853 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a great hike - good exercise, but not too tough. The trail was great up through the pass, but then, when the peak trail branched off, it was clear that no one had maintained the peak trail - dozens of large trees blocked the path throughout the final mile or so to the summit. Fortunately the trail was usually pretty easy to find on the other side. The views from the summit were extraordinary! There were also a fair number of giant sequoias right along the trail.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2989 ft / 911 m
    Extra Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:Paradise Peak Trail
    Trailhead:6473 ft / 1972 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 15 Minutes



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