Ascent of Shaffer Mountain on 2014-07-06

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Sunday, July 6, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Shaffer Mountain
    Elevation:6735 ft / 2052 m

Ascent Trip Report

Last summit of a three week peak bagging trip: rather prosaic finish but convenient: quick detour off the US 395 en route from the much more interesting Lassen Peak to Las Vegas airport.

Paved turnoff west at N40.43218 W120.28094 quickly turns to good dirt surface, a little rocky in places but easy in our Toyota Corolla.

Locked gate at N40.44562 W120.35594, 2013m, then walk remaining 0.7mi of road, or shortcut thru sparse sage brush if you have a plane to catch.

Summit (N40.44669 W120.35797, 2047m) fairly flat, and modified by construction of comms masts and buildings. No fences or access issues.

We continue the long drive south to Las Vegas for our post midnight homeward flights. I have a long layover at Charlotte, NC, allowing a visit to Mount Mitchell and a few of its nearby summits.

Shaffer Mountain
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:108 ft / 32 m
    Total Elevation Loss:112 ft / 34 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Grade/Class:YDS 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:108 ft / 32 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Start Trailhead:6627 ft / 2019 m
    Time:5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:112 ft / 34 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    End Trailhead:6623 ft / 2018 m
    Time:5 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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