Ascent of McCullough Mountain on 2010-02-14

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Jose Witt
Jose Witt
Mountain Man Henry The -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Gordon Hamilton
Susan Murphy
Dave Luttman
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, February 14, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:McCullough Mountain
    Elevation:7026 ft / 2141 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a challenging hike, made more challenging by snow, up to a foot deep in spots. A good part of the challenge of this peak is the navigation, which can be overcome by getting a good GPS track in a good GPS device. Next in the list of challenges is terrain - the soil was largely sand or loose soil (not helped by recent rains), making it feel as though we were losing an inch or two with most steps.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2819 ft / 859 m
    Elevation Loss:2979 ft / 907 m
    Distance:8.4 mi / 13.5 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2519 ft / 768 m
    Extra Loss:893 ft / 272 m
    Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Route:Wash east of summit
    Trailhead:Pine Spring  5400 ft / 1645 m
    Time Up:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2086 ft / 635 m
    Extra Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Route:Wash east of summit
    Trailhead:Pine Spring Rd, about 1 mi east of Pine Spring  5240 ft / 1597 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

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