Ascent of Double Mountain on 2011-05-08

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Keith Christensen
Francesca Marcus
Date:Sunday, May 8, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Double Mountain
    Elevation:7981 ft / 2432 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the summit of Tehachapi Mountain, we headed down the southwest ridge, eventually coming across the road that would lead up Double Mountain. We followed the road to the east summit (the one with the communications equipment), before going back down to the saddle and up the use trail to the west summit. We didn't find a register, so we left a new one.

On the way back, we headed east of Tehachapi Mountain, and followed a different road, but to stay in the correct drainage we had to go off-trail and descend to the bottom of the canon due south of the campground. The bottom was narrow and brushy, making it difficult in places.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1871 ft / 569 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3871 ft / 1179 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.4 mi / 13.5 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:971 ft / 295 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 21 ft / 6 m; Extra: 950 ft / 289m
    Loss on way in:950 ft / 289 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Start Trailhead:Tehachapi Mtn summit  7960 ft / 2426 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2921 ft / 890 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2021 ft / 616 m; Extra: 900 ft / 274m
    Gain on way out:900 ft / 274 m
    Distance:5.5 mi / 8.9 km
    Route:pass east of Tehachapi Mtn
    End Trailhead:Tehachapi Mtn Park  5960 ft / 1816 m
    Time:3 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: 2011 Tehachapi Mtn

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Tehachapi Mountain2011-05-082000 ft / 610 m
2Double Mountain2011-05-081871 ft / 570 m
Total Trip Gain: 3871 ft / 1180 m    Total Trip Loss: 3871 ft / 1180 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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