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Ascent of Montgomery Peak on 2016-05-20

Climber: Micah Stiegler

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, May 20, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:4x4 Vehicle
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Montgomery Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13441 ft / 4096 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove from Reno to access road in cheap 2WD rental car, abused it going up the access road to the trailhead & it couldn't make it the full way, so slept in the front seat until morning. Hiked the remaining 2 miles on the washed out road to the mine trailhead. Although a clear day, the wind was unrelenting & extremely cold, especially through the saddle right before the actual climbing starts. Still snow covered, so lost the trail & had to make my own through a couple rather large & pretty steep snowfields. Beautiful, multi state views from the subpeak but didn't spend very much time on the summit as I was worried about daylight (& the cold). Descended in the dusk & drove back very late to Reno. Fun little trip!
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cold, Extremely Windy, Clear



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