Ascent of Mount Hoffmann on 2020-07-24

Climber: Briana Jaskot

Others in Party:Michael Jaskot -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Friday, July 24, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hoffmann
    Elevation:10850 ft / 3307 m

Ascent Trip Report

Was really excited to do this one! It was the first ascent of the High Sierra back in 1863 by Charles Hoffmann, Josiah Dwight Whitney & William Brewer (got that out of the book- The high sierra-peaks, passes & trails). Got off trail a few times and thought the wrong summit block was the summit for a while. There is a trail that cuts through the two possible summits (the ones that rise above May lake) and Hoffman, which is pushed back and has a long ridge of a summit with a lightening rod on top. We spent about 30 seconds on the summit bc we started to get hailed on. Booked it down and heard thunder about 10 min later. Slick granite on the way down made for some spicy fun. Somehow followed the wrong section of trail on the way back and it ended up running out into a meadow and disappearing. Thankfully my husband pays attention and knew we needed to head left and up the ridge. I wanted to go right and through the meadow. He was right and we were back on the trail in a couple of minutes. Such an epic view of half dome and clouds rest area. So stunning.

Total mileage: 6
Total vert: 1,913
Elapsed time: 1.40
Moving time: 1.40
Strava data:
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Briana Jaskot
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