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Ascent of Thunder Mountain on 2018-07-22

Climber: Greg Sweel

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, July 22, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Thunder Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9410 ft / 2868 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started the hike at 7am with a temperature of 55 degrees. Followed the main trail through an open mixed coniferous forest to the ridge and the "Sentinels" spires. All volcanic rock here with lots of breccia. On the summit by 10:30am. Could not find a register, so placed a new one (in a baggy with a pen) in the cleft of the righthand rock on top. Calm, hazy, and smoky. Did lots of rock removal from the trail going up and down which added some time, but overall a very scenic hike. Returned at 1pm and 75 degrees. The breeze picked up and the cumulus clouds were forming quickly for another afternoon of storms. Would have liked to have heard thunder on Thunder, oh well.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1480 ft / 451 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.2 mi / 11.6 km
    Trailhead:Thunder Mountain Trailhead  7930 ft / 2417 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm
Hazy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes



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