Ascent of Glass Mountain on 2013-06-22

Climber: Lee Newton

Others in Party:Kevin Fettes
Date:Saturday, June 22, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Glass Mountain
    Elevation:11160 ft / 3401 m

Ascent Trip Report

We located the trailhead by GPS using the track recorded by "BMS914" on this website (thanks). Otherwise I think we might have had trouble locating it. It was immediately apparent why the peak is called Glass Mountain - due to the amount of obsidian (black glass) scattered through the other volcanic rocks. Views were just as fine as promised - Minarets looked amazing, and the Boundary Peak to Barcroft (White Mountains) ridge almost close enough to touch. Very hot due to late start caused by broken hire car epic the day before (see trip report for Jefferson). Heat (or maybe heat and altitude) made me pretty sick by the end of the walk so we gave up our plan to climb White Mountain the following day and just did tourist stuff instead. Owens Valley is very appealing, I'll definitelz be back.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1944 ft / 592 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Use trail
    Trailhead:Trailhead on Sawmill Meadows Rd  9216 ft / 2809 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes

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