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Ascent of Red Cinder on 2017-07-24

Climber: Richard Carey

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, July 24, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Red Cinder
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8375 ft / 2552 m

Ascent Trip Report

I did a route from the north that starts at Butte Lake. This is all on a good trail until the final ascent. It is about two miles longer than Dennis' route. I did not climb the nearby Red Cinder Cones. There are some fallen timbers on the way, but not that many. Occasionally the trail is a bit vague, but there are yellow disks nailed to the trees to mark the route. There are also modern signs at two major junctions. As I came near the peak I found snow covering the trail so my track may deviate some from the trail. I intersected Dennis' route and tried to follow it east up the steep slopes. I went a bit farther east and this became a problem as I encountered big snow banks. I went way around east and finally to the south side to reach a clear area free of snow. Leaving the summit I went straight off to the northwest and although steep, there was no snow. The snow banks are deep and it looks like they will be there a long time this summer. I suggest following the direct track up on the northwest side. There was no register so I left the usual bottle and red can. 7/17 RLC
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2321 ft / 707 m
    Distance:14.6 mi / 23.5 km
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2321 ft / 707 m
    Distance:7.3 mi / 11.7 km
    Route:Mostly trails
    Trailhead:Butte Lake  6054 ft / 1845 m
    Time Up:4 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:7.3 mi / 11.7 km
    Time Down:4 Hours 0 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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