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Ascent of Mount Houghton on 2020-07-22

Climber: William Musser

Date:Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Houghton
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:10490 ft / 3197 m

Ascent Trip Report

No GPS track because I left it on after returning to my car and it shows some 200 miles of hiking oooops

From the saddle, I followed a trail down a bit and realized it was not going to get me up this peak there was no trail from this side. So I started up the NE bowl and it was steep and loose rocky ground. I had to contour it to keep the slope reasonable and keep from sliding on loose rock. Once I got up above this messy area the rest of the route was solid through conifer trees and I did pick up a trail at the summit. Nice views. coming down I followed the trail hoping it would lead me back to the Mount Rose trail but it did not - it sent me SW towards Relay Mountain and that is not where my car was so I bushwhacked back towards my original track but had to up-climb to get back on course.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1284 ft / 390 m
    Total Elevation Loss:525 ft / 159 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.4 mi / 10.3 km
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:809 ft / 246 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 759 ft / 231 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Loss on way in:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Start Trailhead:9731 ft / 2966 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:475 ft / 144 m
    Gain on way out:475 ft / 144 m
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
Ascent Part of Trip: NV-CA

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Davidson2020-07-211700 ft / 518 m
2Slide Mountain2020-07-21 b877 ft / 267 m
3Mount Rose2020-07-22 a2361 ft / 720 m
4Church Peak2020-07-22 b226 ft / 69 m
5Mount Houghton2020-07-22 c1284 ft / 391 m
6Boundary Peak2020-07-23 a4329 ft / 1319 m
7Trail Canyon Saddle Peak2020-07-23 b695 ft / 212 m
10White Mountain Peak2020-07-24 a3409 ft / 1039 m
11White Mountains Wilderness High Point2020-07-24 b 
12Mount Barcroft2020-07-24 c645 ft / 197 m
13White Mountains Peak 109202020-07-24 d276 ft / 84 m
14Silver Peak2020-07-24 e182 ft / 55 m
15Peak 90802020-07-24 f559 ft / 170 m
20Rattlesnake Mountain2020-07-25400 ft / 122 m
Total Trip Gain: 16943 ft / 5163 m    Total Trip Loss: 2595 ft / 791 m



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