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Ascent of Kern Peak on 2014-05-25

Climber: Kathy Wing

Date:Sunday, May 25, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kern Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:11480 ft / 3499 m

Ascent Trip Report

An overnight trip from Blackrock Trailhead. I clocked it at 29.3 miles with 6700' gain and 6700' loss. A lot of ups and downs. Some of the sections of the trails aren't real clear, but they aren't very hard to follow either and they are a lot nicer than those overly engineered trails like the John Muir Trail. I would suggest doing this hike early in the season before some of those wonderful water sources dry up. On May 25, 2014 I never had to carry more than 1/2 liter of water until I go to the last water source before the peak where I camped - about ten miles in at around 9,000' elevation. Very pretty meadows along the way - they must be truly beautiful if you catch them with a good wildflower show.
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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Kathy Wing
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