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Ascent of Mount Hoffmann on 2008-07-08

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:James N
Date:Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Hoffmann
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:10850 ft / 3307 m

Ascent Trip Report

An unmapped but well beaten trail goes from the south shore of the lake down to the SW through meadows and forest. It then turns to the NW and N, eventually crossing over a ridge until the tame south slopes of Hoffmann. Then up to the saddle that is E of the summit. From there any number of boot paths and very minor rocks to clamber over will get you to the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2004 ft / 611 m
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Trailhead:May Lake TH  8846 ft / 2696 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Thunderstorm, Hot, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Cloudy and then hail and lightning on the descent



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