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Ascent of Bertha Peak on 2011-10-02

Climber: Brian Richardsson

Others in Party:HPS led hike with leaders Peter & Ignacia Doggett
along with brother Michael and three others.
Date:Sunday, October 2, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bertha Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8201 ft / 2499 m

Ascent Trip Report

Great "warm up" hike for a three hike day. Started on from a small parking space on 2N09, climbed through a gate, and headed up the road until we came across the PCT. At this point, we headed right (east) and continued up the PCT. Just below the peak, we left the trail and went cross-country for just the briefest of stretches. The tower/transmitter site was visible, so it was easy to do. Took a brief break, took pictures, signed the summit register, and headed back down, staying with the road the entire time (instead of taking the PCT). We then headed off to bag Arctic Point.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:781 ft / 238 m
    Total Elevation Loss:781 ft / 238 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1, easy
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Very clear and calm start to the day with pleasent temps. A great warmup hike for the day
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:781 ft / 238 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.8 km
    Route:Sierra Club HPS Route #1
    Start Trailhead:2N09; see HPS guide for specific location  7420 ft / 2261 m
    Time:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:781 ft / 238 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:2N09
    End Trailhead:2N09; see HPS guide for specific location  7420 ft / 2261 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: HPS three peak day

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Bertha Peak2011-10-02 a781 ft / 238 m
2Arctic Point2011-10-02 b786 ft / 240 m
3Gold Mountain2011-10-02 c905 ft / 276 m
Total Trip Gain: 2472 ft / 754 m    Total Trip Loss: 2472 ft / 754 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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