Ascent of Mokelumne Peak on 1998-08-01

Climber: JohnE Sarna

Others in Party:my wife Marcia
Date:Saturday, August 1, 1998
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mokelumne Peak
    Elevation:9334 ft / 2845 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove into Lower Bear River Reservoir, across Dam and along a paved road on south side of reservoir; followed paved road to turn southwest and continue in that direction at cross-roads at 38-32-45.2 x 120-11-48.3; turned left a campground at 38-31-35.1 x 120-12-32.0 pointing to dead end road to Shriner or Tanglefoot Trailhead; continue south then east 3.5 miles to trailhead at 38-31-24.1 x 120-10-24.5. Started hiking at 7:30 am and returned at 8 pm. Followed trail down into and out of Tanglefoot Canyon up to a small lake, then up a ridge to leave the trail shortly after waypoint 38-32-01.2 x 120-07-37.5 to contour around brush and up the grassy watercourse to the saddle at 38-32-22.0 x 120-06-41.0, after which the walking on the ridge to the top of Mokelumne was easy. We then hiked south to follow the ridge across the highest Mokelumne Tetons, placing a register on the most prominent one that can be seen from the top of the peak (the next one down was Class 5 or 6). From there, went slowly downhill and westcross-country to pick up the trail at the waypoint above, where it was a bit brushy at times, but usually fairly good walking
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3000 ft / 914 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3000 ft / 914 m
    Round-Trip Distance:17 mi / 27.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3000 ft / 914 m
    Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    Route:Tanglefoot Canyon
    Start Trailhead:6334 ft / 1930 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3000 ft / 914 m
    Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    End Trailhead:Tanglewood  6334 ft / 1930 m

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