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Ascent of Hat Mountain on 1994-08-10

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Others in Party:Pete Yamagata
Date:Wednesday, August 10, 1994
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Hat Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8745 ft / 2665 m

Ascent Trip Report

Follow Jess Valley Road east from U.S. 395 to FSR 64, then on FSR 64 17.6 miles to the turnoff to Camp One. Go right 2 miles to Camp One.
We camped here last night. Left this morning at 6:05AM, heading first along the road, then on use trail downhill about 600' to Lost Lake (6:45AM), then X-C directly and steeply up the NW slope of Hat Mountain, with some bushwhacking,to its tilted, rocky, broad and open summit plateau (8:15AM). We checked out a couple of possible highpoints including the designated one with cairn and register. We returned the same way as we had come, Back at the car by 10:15AM.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2645 ft / 804 m
    Elevation Loss:2645 ft / 804 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1+
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Good; bright sunshine; very windy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2045 ft / 622 m
    Extra Loss:600 ft / 182 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:X-C from Lost Lake
    Trailhead:Camp One TH  7300 ft / 2225 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2045 ft / 622 m
    Extra Gain:600 ft / 182 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:X-C to Lost Lake
    Trailhead:Camp One TH  7300 ft / 2225 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 50 Minutes



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