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Ascent of Waterman Mountain on 2012-05-05

Climber: Brian Richardsson

Others in Party:UCIMC Hiking Club: Julie
Doreen
Hai
Calvin
Michael
et al...
Date:Saturday, May 5, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Waterman Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8038 ft / 2449 m

Ascent Trip Report

Group hike with UCIMC Hiking Club. Took a very moderate pace due to all the hiking newbies. Followed HPS Route #1, got 13 of the 15 to the summit. One had to turn back due to altitude, and one went with to escort her down (only about 1/4 mile from TH). Still a little snow on the ground in a few places, but very minimal, and the trail was very clear and easy to follow, minus the off trail ramble over to the summit block. Great views and a beautiful, clear day.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1298 ft / 395 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1298 ft / 395 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1298 ft / 395 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Waterman Loop
    Start Trailhead:Buckhorn  6740 ft / 2054 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1298 ft / 395 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:HPS Route #1
    End Trailhead:Buckhorn  6740 ft / 2054 m



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