Ascent of Carbonate Mountain on 1999-08-08

Climber: David Olson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, August 8, 1999
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Carbonate Mountain
    Elevation:13663 ft / 4164 m

Ascent Trip Report

I drove down the night before and camped in my truck nw of Poncha Springs. The next day I drove to Maysville, up the North Fork South Arkansas and parked in Shavano, a ghost town. I hiked up Cyclone Creek, climbed Grizzly Mtn., 13708', by its east ridge and then headed for Cyclone Mtn., 13596', and Carbonate Mtn., 13663'. Cyclone Mtn.'s connecting ridge to Grizzly is some nice work. I found Bob Martin's and Bob Packard's signatures in the Cyclone Mtn. register. On my hike up I collected Wood Ear Mushrooms. On my hike back I collected Hydnum Imbracatum and Boletus Mushrooms, which I sauteed up and froze on Monday. I also noted The Mountain Spirit Winery near Maysville.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2919 ft / 889 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2919 ft / 889 m
    Grade/Class:class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2919 ft / 889 m
    Route:Up Cyclone Creek, then ridge run from Cyclone Peak
    Start Trailhead:Shavano  10744 ft / 3274 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2919 ft / 889 m
    End Trailhead:same as start point  10744 ft / 3274 m

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