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Ascent of Mount Harwood on 2014-07-17

Climber: Max Rees

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, July 17, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Harwood
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9552 ft / 2911 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Manker Flats follow the closed road up .85 miles to an umarked but well hiked trail on the left, from there go another .10 miles and youll see another unmarked but fairly well hiked trail. The ridgeline trail is steep and sunny with zero opportunity for water. The trail can be faint at a few times but not for long and theres not any other options until the top. At about mile 2.25 you cross Devils Backbone at 90*, continue up the trail which eventually fades away on a talus field but at this point you can see the peak and just B-line line it.
Follow this way back down to Devils Backbone, and head towards Baldy Ski Lodge. Again its pretty easy to follow since there are almost no other options. Between the first and second building you come to is access to the road that will take you back to Manker Flats. About mile down this road it Ys and you can go left and head down a super steep dirt road directly the Baldy parking lot and the concrete road taking you back to Manker or keep straight until you arrive back at Manker.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3347 ft / 1020 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3347 ft / 1020 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.6 mi / 12.2 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3347 ft / 1020 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Register Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Manker Flats  6205 ft / 1891 m
    Time:2 Hours 23 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3347 ft / 1020 m
    Distance:5.1 mi / 8.2 km
    Route:Devils Backbone
    End Trailhead:Manker Flats  6205 ft / 1891 m
    Time:1 Hours 53 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Max Rees
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