Ascent of Garnet Mountain on 2020-04-05

Climber: Dale Hill

Date:Sunday, April 5, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Garnet Mountain
    Elevation:5680 ft / 1731 m

Ascent Trip Report

This one started out well enough, but I missed an easy turn off and went about a mile down the PCT before turning around. By the time I got back to the correct turn, the clouds were rolling in and the wind was picking up. It got nasty FAST! the final push to the summit was all bushwhacking through knee-high, waist-high manzanita and sagebrush tough going with the addition of gale-force winds so this was rated as a 9 for the tough effort needed. On a clear day with no weather issues and patience with the last stretch to the summit, this could be an easier route.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:274 ft / 83 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Trailhead:5406 ft / 1647 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles

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