Ascent of Middle Peak on 2021-03-20

Climber: Garret Stoops

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, March 20, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Middle Peak
    Elevation:5883 ft / 1793 m

Ascent Trip Report

Okay, yes, this is a bushwack hike. Wear long sleeves and pants. But after reading some of the other trip reports I expected this to be much more difficult than it actually was. There was a fairly clear use trail to follow the entire time, had to glance a few times at GPX track loaded on phone did not get off course. Did not have to lean in heavy to any brush, definitely got some bush to the face, a few downed trees that had to be climbed over/under. Thick shrubbery at times but completed actual summit and left without any ripped clothing, scrapes or cuts.

Last 0.3mi to summit that required bushwacking ground was completely covered in snow when I went and had to break trail. Idk if this made the trees more malleable / less rigid because the were wet with moisture or something. Running shoes completely soaked but it made use trail easy to follow on the way down as I could just follow my foot steps.

The rest was primarily a road hike with steady 5-10% grade. Took Sugar Pine Trail detour on way up, shorter/more scenic route but it was laden with snow when I went. Ran the road on way down. Started at 6pm, finished just before sun completely set and did not need to use headlamp.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1236 ft / 376 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1236 ft / 376 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.7 mi / 9.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1236 ft / 376 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.4 km
    Start Trailhead:4647 ft / 1416 m
    Time:47 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1236 ft / 376 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.9 km
    End Trailhead:4647 ft / 1416 m
    Time:35 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Garret Stoops
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