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Ascent of Gold Mountain on 2017-07-02

Climber: Robert Luher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, July 2, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Gold Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8235 ft / 2510 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at lot for Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve and followed Gold Mountain Road until it ended. Could not find a use trail to Pacific Crest Trail, so scrambled up to reach Forest Road 3N69 on south side of peak. Followed road to summit. Could not find register.

For decent followed 3N69 down from north side of peak, but missed PCT crossing. Had to backtrack some and followed PCT down. At the PCT switchback hairpin at 7400 feet, could not find use trail down to Gold Mountain Road so scrambled down slope to road and followed road back to parking lot.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1535 ft / 468 m
    Route:Gold Mountain Road and PCT
    Trailhead:Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve  6700 ft / 2042 m
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Robert Luher
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