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Ascent to Garnet Benchmark-in sight of the correct rock on 2018-07-18

Climber: Valerie Norton

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Garnet Benchmark - in sight of the correct rock
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5600 ft / 1706 m

Ascent Trip Report

I probably should have just added the note "off on the side on some random rock" and I'd have got there, maybe even by the best route. The best route is probably from the second high point north of the one marked as Garnet Mountain and swinging the correct curve downward through openings in the brush. Otherwise, it is at least 40 feet of tough scrub oak. Not so much, until you try to face it. Getting down to the trail again the way I went worked mostly except the last 20 feet. I knew those were going to be bad as I looked down on it and plotted. Really glad I went downhill through it. From the benchmark, it looks like tending southerly and then east might get some less horrible vegetation to move through. YYMV, though.

Grabbing extra bump south of the mountain is not counted in this.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Total Elevation Loss:312 ft / 94 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Loss on way in:180 ft / 54 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Start Trailhead:Garnet Mountain  5680 ft / 1731 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:132 ft / 40 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:thrash to PCT and follow
    End Trailhead:Kwaaymii Point  5468 ft / 1666 m
Ascent Part of Trip: GarnetMtn

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Garnet Mountain2018-07-18 f212 ft / 65 m
2Garnet Benchmark-in sight of the correct rock2018-07-18 g100 ft / 30 m
Total Trip Gain: 312 ft / 95 m    Total Trip Loss: 312 ft / 95 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Valerie Norton
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