Ascent of Snowflower Mountain on 2010-09-12

Climber: Tim Berger

Others in Party:none
Date:Sunday, September 12, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Snowflower Mountain
    Elevation:10243 ft / 3122 m

Ascent Trip Report

Peak likely typically reached from Reno Whites Canyon creek area. Access from Rose and Church follows crest over two intevening 10K summits, "AJ" and a higher, unnamed summit before Sunflower. Sunflower is the most prominent summit north of Church, and "ends" the Carson Range going north. No register at summit. Trails from Church are faint use, non-existent, and some short stretches of old, maintained trail that appear abandoned. Some scrub forest must be hiked, and the trail is at the crest or just off crest to the west; the east side is unhikable in at least one section. AJ's Peak, the first after Church, was the only peak with summit register, and contained a geocache.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:593 ft / 180 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1403 ft / 427 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:593 ft / 180 m
    Route:along Carson crest
    Start Trailhead:Church Peak pass with AJ  9650 ft / 2941 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1403 ft / 427 m
    Route:north along crest to AJ pass, west descent into E
    End Trailhead:8840 ft / 2694 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Carson Crest (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Rose2010-09-121876 ft / 572 m
2Church Peak2010-09-12151 ft / 46 m
3Snowflower Mountain2010-09-12593 ft / 181 m
4Mount Houghton2010-09-121650 ft / 503 m
Total Trip Gain: 4270 ft / 1302 m    Total Trip Loss: 3554 ft / 1084 m

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