Ascent of Matterhorn on 2013-06-30

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:BMS 914 -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Susan Murphy
Jose Witt
Harlan Stockman
Larry Dwyer
Date:Sunday, June 30, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:10838 ft / 3303 m

Ascent Trip Report

The Jarbidge area is rather incredible. Despite the fact that it is accessible only via one of two long dirt roads, both are passable to standard passenger cars. The route from highway 225 has more unpaved distance, but has much more dramatic scenery, especially during wildflower season.

In terms of the hike, the road and trail to Dry Gulch were in decent shape (the last section of the road is listed as "hazardous" but it's really not bad as a 4WD road). That said, the road does cross the creek where it is deep enough (at least when we went) that a dry crossing (without a 4WD vehicle) is not possible. Once passing dry gulch, there is a bit of use-trail that helps one negotiate a particularly tough section at around 8000', but then it fades and one is on ones own. The ridgeline is really the best route at and above 8700'.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4318 ft / 1316 m
    Distance:11.8 mi / 19 km
    Route:Ridge south of Dry Gulch
    Trailhead:Road @ 6520'  6520 ft / 1987 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:5 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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