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Ascent of Peak 5280 on 2022-01-14

Climber: Lars Jensen

Date:Friday, January 14, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Peak 5280
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5280 ft / 1609 m

Ascent Trip Report

The route I took started at the mining area and then followed the road up the valley for 20 minutes or so. Where the road veered left, I proceeded straight through the hills towards the same canyon used by Bob Burd in his 2012 hike. The bighorn skeletal remains Bob found and photographed were still there, at the same place, below the 30 ft dryfall - see photo. Higher up, 1000 ft below the peak, I saw three live bighorn, a ram, and a ewe with a lamb.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2750 ft / 838 m
    Trailhead:Mining area  2530 ft / 771 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2-3
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Lars Jensen
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