Ascent of Fortuna Mountain on 2019-04-05

Climber: Jake Weeks

Others in Party:William Wood & Tom Weeks
Date:Friday, April 5, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fortuna Mountain
    Elevation:1291 ft / 393 m

Ascent Trip Report

The weather worsened as we left South Fortuna. The trail down to the saddle was easy and fast. Climbing North Fortuna did not prove difficult either. It began to rain as we descended towards the saddle and by the time we began hiking down the saddle trail, it was pouring. We were soaking wet by the time we reached the Oak Canyon trail. We crossed the river once again and did a little light rock climbing to get shots of the Oak Canyon waterfall. Oak Canyon was absolutely lush and overgrown, and gave the impression of a cloud forest with the weather and rainfall. It offered a challenging rocky path along the river. We made our way to the Old Mission Dam, our pickup point. Epic trip!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:623 ft / 189 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1452 ft / 441 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Weather:Raining, Cold, Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:623 ft / 189 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 197 ft / 60 m; Extra: 426 ft / 129m
    Loss on way in:426 ft / 129 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:Southeast Ridge
    Start Trailhead:South Fortuna Summit  1094 ft / 333 m
    Time:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1026 ft / 312 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route:Saddle Trail & Oak Canyon
    End Trailhead:Old Mission Dam  265 ft / 80 m
    Time:1 Hours 20 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Fortuna Mountains Traverse

Complete Trip Sequence:
1South Fortuna Mountain2019-04-051131 ft / 345 m
2Fortuna Mountain2019-04-05623 ft / 190 m
Total Trip Gain: 1754 ft / 535 m    Total Trip Loss: 1787 ft / 545 m

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