Ascent of Arctic Point 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:Arctic Point
    Elevation:8336 ft / 2540 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a very interesting hike, entirely off trail. There were plenty of ducks to show the way, but apparently there are multiple ways up the gully, so I would not attempt this hike unless a) you have a guide, or b) you are very comfortable with cross-country hiking, route-finding, navigation, etc. This is the only real "difficulty" to the hike, although there are some places that are moderately steep. The navigation aspect is the sole reason I'd rate this a "4", otherwise the *hike* itself would be a 2 or 3. After a brief lunch on top, we headed back down, and off to grab the 3rd (and final) peak on our outing list.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:786 ft / 239 m
    Total Elevation Loss:786 ft / 239 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1, easy
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Very calm day with pleasent temps, a smattering of clouds showed up as we made the hike, but no rain
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:786 ft / 239 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Sierra Club HPS Route #1
    Start Trailhead:3N43; see HPS guide for specific location  7550 ft / 2301 m
    Time:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:786 ft / 239 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    End Trailhead:3N43; see HPS guide for specific location  7550 ft / 2301 m
    Time:45 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: HPS three peak day

Complete Trip Sequence:
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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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Brian Richardsson
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