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Ascent of Big Maria Mountains High Point on 2014-03-01

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:BMS 914
Collin Kamholz
Kay Komuro
BLMhikergirl Pipps
Kyle Wilson
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, March 1, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Big Maria Mountains High Point
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3381 ft / 1030 m

Ascent Trip Report

The roads were pretty decent, even the powerline road. We did have an issue following the connector road to the powerline road in the night, as it appeared to dead-end into a large flat area, perfect for camping. I recommend this are over the trailhead for camping anyway, as there is more comfortable level ground, and trees.

The hike was fairly straightforward, though we did take an unconventional route up the middle ridge, but it served us well- coming down, we were about 20 minutes ahead of part of our group that took the ridge to the north. For a desert hike, I was very happy with the scarcity of cactus and other thorny plants.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2201 ft / 671 m
    Elevation Loss:341 ft / 104 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2201 ft / 671 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Middle west ridge
    Trailhead:Powerline road  1180 ft / 359 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:341 ft / 104 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Ridge to false Maria
    Trailhead:Low point of ridge to False Maria  3040 ft / 926 m
Ascent Part of Trip: 2014 Big Maria Mountains

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Big Maria Mountains High Point2014-03-01
2False Maria2014-03-01
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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