Ascent of Big Pine Mountain on 2012-05-26
|Others in Party:||Tanya Roton|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, May 26, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Big Pine Mountain|
| Elevation:||6800 ft / 2072 m|
Ascent Trip Report***Sierra Club Outing***
led by me, Jim Fleming, Ignacia Doggett
Four day backpack trip.
Day 1 (5/25/12): Pack in 10 miles, 2,800' gain to Chokecherry Spring and set up camp. Water for entire trip collected directly from discharge from Chokecherry Spring (not the trough at the spring). Celebrated Tanya's birthday in camp.
Day 2 (5/26/12): Big Pine Mtn and West Big Pine Mtn. 17.5 roundtrip miles and 4,450' gain from camp along fire road to Big Pine, continue over jeep road to West Big Pine. Phenomenal views from West Big Pine.
Day 3 (5/27/12): Samon Peak. 3.5 roundtrip miles with 1,900' gain from camp cross country up ridge adjacent to the gully described in the HPS guide and then north and northwest over brushy, ducked route to summit.
Day 4 (5/28/12): Madulce Peak and pack out. 8.5 miles with about 3,000' of gain from camp to Madulce over vague and and in places overgrown trail through gorgeous forested terrain. Return to camp and pack out.
Mileage and gain listed includes entire trip.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||8000 ft / 2438 m|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
| Gear Used:||Tent Camp|
| Nights Spent:||3 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
Perfect: Cool but never cold, not hot, no rain
| Gain on way in:||8000 ft / 2438 m|
| Distance:||50 mi / 80.5 km|
| Start Trailhead:||-1200 ft / -365 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Big Four (3 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 24000 ft / 7314 m
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