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Ascent of Mount Dubois on 2013-07-13

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:BLMhikergirl Pipps
Karl Fredrickson
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 13, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Dubois
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13559 ft / 4132 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a great route in that the terrain above 12,000 was very easy with a gentle slope (perfect for the reduced oxygen up there). The hardest part of this hike was the drive to the trailhead. The road started in earnest through a closed but unlocked fence next to a place called Ghost Ranch. To get even that far, check the satellite images- even Google maps is way out of date.

Around 8200' one finds the remains of a cabin as indicated on the topo. The road actually continues a ways beyond that in even worse condition. I was only able to proceed less than 100 vertical feet because a fallen tree blocked the way, but the road went several hundred vertical feet farther.

At the end of the road, there was a well-beaten trail that led up a ways before fading out. From there, it was easy to strike for the ridge we wanted.

On our way "down" we first hiked north about 1.6 miles to another couple points that were within the same contour interval as Mount Dubois, but once there looked (and measured on our GPS) as shorter. Still, those summits had nice views south to the Jumpoff and Montgomery Peak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5849 ft / 1782 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5849 ft / 1782 m
    Round-Trip Distance:17 mi / 27.4 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5399 ft / 1645 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 5299 ft / 1615 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:6.9 mi / 11.1 km
    Route:Ridge south of Chiatovich Creek
    Start Trailhead:See GPS track  8260 ft / 2517 m
    Time:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5749 ft / 1752 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 5299 ft / 1615 m; Extra: 450 ft / 137m
    Gain on way out:450 ft / 137 m
    Distance:10.1 mi / 16.2 km
    Route:Ridge south of Chiatovich Creek
    End Trailhead:See GPS track  8260 ft / 2517 m
    Time:5 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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