Ascent of Potosi Mountain South on 2013-03-10

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Anji Cerney
Date:Sunday, March 10, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Potosi Mountain South
    Elevation:8192 ft / 2496 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road up Potosi Mountain is probably the steepest road I've hiked. That said, due to the steepness, much of it is paved, and there was very little sand or gravel on the road, so at least slipping was not an issue. There was a bit of snow (up to six inches in places, and a very cold wind, or I would likely have tried to reach the main summit. On the plus side, the snow made the trip considerably more scenic than it would have been otherwise.

FYI, the road in was paved most of the way, and a decent car could have it most of the way, if not all the way, to the gate.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2912 ft / 887 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Trailhead:Road Gate  5480 ft / 1670 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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