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Ascent of Mount Hawkins on 2019-05-04

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, May 4, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Hawkins
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8850 ft / 2697 m

Ascent Trip Report

i originally wanted to start from CA-2 downhill from windy gap and take the use trail, but the highway was still closed at islip saddle. i decided to go for the peaks i planned anyhow... although i guess i inadvertently orphaned copter ridge... ha. i'm not particularly going for HPS, but i had deliberately not orphaned ross when i bagged baden-powell a couple years back. i actually looked down copter ridge while i was up there and thought it looked pleasant enough, but certainly not something i'd ever bother with, nor want to climb back up. HPS has some junk on it.

many snow covered sections of the PCT still... and in this area the downhill slope is pretty nuts, like i'm not sure even having an ice axe handy would help much. i had a similar reaction a few years ago doing baden-powell.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3349 ft / 1019 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3349 ft / 1020 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.9 mi / 17.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3149 ft / 959 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2190 ft / 668 m; Extra: 959 ft / 292m
    Loss on way in:959 ft / 292 m
    Distance:6.3 mi / 10.1 km
    Route:via islip and middle hawkins
    Start Trailhead:islip saddle  6660 ft / 2029 m
    Time:4 Hours 18 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2390 ft / 728 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2190 ft / 668 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Gain on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    End Trailhead:6660 ft / 2029 m
    Time:2 Hours 2 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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