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Ascent of Pinyon Mountain on 2018-11-02

Climber: Larry Edmonds

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, November 2, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Pinyon Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4492 ft / 1369 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at the junction of Pinyon and Nolina Jeep Roads. Went up Big Horn Canyon to the sheep guzzler, then got up on the ridge just east of the guzzler and followed it up to the peak. Lion tracks up Bighorn and recent deer kill at the guzzler and some old sheep kills. My plan for the hike back was to drop into Nolina Canyon from the ridge and follow Nolina out. But Leslie pooped out on the way up the ridge. She waited on me while I continued up and down. Since the point where she waited was below where I would have taken a branch of the ridge down into Nolina I elected to just follow Bighorn back out. Leslie had had enough of the ridge travel anyway.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3300 ft / 1005 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:warm and breezy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3300 ft / 1005 m
    Distance:11.5 mi / 18.5 km
    Route:see trip report
    Start Trailhead:1192 ft / 363 m
    Time:7 Hours 
Descent Statistics



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