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Ascent of Mount Mooney on 2019-12-31

Climber: Scott Sharaga

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Mooney
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5840 ft / 1780 m

Ascent Trip Report

Thought this would be a quick and easy walk, but the fresh snow made it difficult. I parked at Charlton Flat and followed the road up to the saddle, making fresh tracks in the snow along the way. The snow was almost up to my knees along the road. Once at the saddle I followed the ridge up to the top, where I had to pass through snow up to my waist. Not pleasant. The view of snow-capped peaks like Waterman and Twin Peaks made the hike almost worth it. Next time, I'll wear snowshoes.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:480 ft / 146 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:FS Road 3N15, use trail
    Trailhead:Charlton Flat  5360 ft / 1633 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear



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