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Ascent of Mount Goddard on 1967-08-09

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Others in Party:My wife Marilyn and our older daughter
Victoria (age 13)----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, August 9, 1967
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Goddard
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13568 ft / 4135 m

Ascent Trip Report

From our campsite just below, we headed easterly from Martha Lake (11,007'), passed by lakes 11,960 and 12,240 up to the Goddard Col, and completed the climb to the higher north summit over the south peak via the southwest ridge. Great, extensive alpine panorama, as advertised. Weather looked iffy at times, but held steady. We were camped with friends for a 5-day visit to this little visited area. We were packed in from Florence Lake to the John Muir Trail (6.2 miles), down Goddard Canyon (6.8 miles), then via a use trail along the south fork of the San Joaquin River up to our great campsite (1.5 miles).
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Mt. Goddard from near Martha Lake (1967-08-07). Photo by Frederick Johnson.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2675 ft / 815 m
    Route:Southwest Ridge
    Trailhead:Near Martha Lake  10893 ft / 3320 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2-3
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Good but overcast



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