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Ascent of Throop Peak on 2018-08-03

Climber: Jim Wick

Others in Party:mark sutton
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, August 3, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Throop Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9138 ft / 2785 m

Ascent Trip Report

Day 2 of a 2 day short backpack trip.

(see trip report of Islip for day 1)

Spent the night at Little Jimmy's CG. Had the place to ourselves. Heard owls, a coyote, and some snoring ;) overnight temp was 70. The sun hit the CG at 630am. it was going to be a hot day so we wanted an early start. Hit the (PCT) trail at 6:56am. refilled our bottles at Jimmys Spring (2 liters). Trail was in good shape. We went steady; a bit slower than normal due to my left heal issue. Enjoyed the views and the shade with a slight cool breeze. The trail traverse between Mount Hawkins and Throop is just below the ridge which blocked any breeze and the temps were really heating up. The PCT doesn't go the summit. Took a use trail at N34.34853 W117.79986. The use trail is has some loose steep sections but not too bad. We didn't see anyone on the trail. Reached the summit at 9:25. great views.

Took pictures and had a snack on top. Didn't find a register. Started down at 9:40am. See trip reports for side trips to Mount Hawkins, Middle Hawkins, & Peak 8426 on the way down. After all the side trips reached the campground at

Time stats include all stops/breaks. descent stats end at the trail intersection for Mount Hawkins at N34.34334 W117.80501.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1783 ft / 543 m
    Total Elevation Loss:428 ft / 129 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1783 ft / 543 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1718 ft / 524 m; Extra: 65 ft / 19m
    Loss on way in:65 ft / 19 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:PCT & Use trail
    Start Trailhead:Little Jimmys Campground  7420 ft / 2261 m
    Time:2 Hours 24 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:363 ft / 110 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:PCT & Use trail
    End Trailhead:PCT N34.34334 W117.80501  8775 ft / 2674 m
    Time:23 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2018 Islip Throop Hawkins (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Islip2018-08-021630 ft / 497 m
2Benchmark 75882018-08-03 
3Throop Peak2018-08-031783 ft / 543 m
4Mount Hawkins2018-08-0379 ft / 24 m
5Middle Hawkins2018-08-03258 ft / 79 m
6Peak 84262018-08-03128 ft / 39 m
Total Trip Gain: 3878 ft / 1182 m    Total Trip Loss: 2153 ft / 656 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jim Wick
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