Ascent of Peak 7842 on 2021-04-03
|Date:||Saturday, April 3, 2021|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||7842 ft / 2390 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was the last of four peaks I hiked in one long loop. These four peaks hem in the Little Cinder Basin, a very popular off-road vehicle recreation area. These peaks form a rough square around the central basin, this peak being the northwest peak of the four.
I walked up a track that was pitched gently, through open forest, until the trees ended. I aimed for a black cinder hill up ahead and surmounted it. This is the north bump of the summit. The south looked higher, so I walked to it, and looking back, the north one looked as high, so I covered all bets by tagging both.
I descended down a long bare slope following a track, once again emptying my boots every ten minutes of the rocks that had got in. I got back onto FR-777 and started the two-mile walk back to my car. I was beat by now, and then a truck rolls up with a group of three burly hispanic fellows who gave me a lift back to the trailhead. They were totally cool and I appreciated their offer for the lift.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||702 ft / 213 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1042 ft / 317 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||672 ft / 204 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 642 ft / 196 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m|
| Loss on way in:||30 ft / 9 m|
| Route:||East slopes|
| Start Trailhead:||Basin to SE 7200 ft / 2194 m|
| Loss on way out:||1012 ft / 308 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 982 ft / 300 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m|
| Gain on way out:||30 ft / 9 m|
| Route:||South track to FR777|
| End Trailhead:||FR777 6860 ft / 2090 m|
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