Ascent of Potato Mountain on 2014-07-19

Climber: Trevor Kent

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, July 19, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Potato Mountain
    Elevation:3400 ft / 1036 m

Ascent Trip Report

Peakbagger has this mountain name mispellled - there should be an "e" at the end.

After Hiking Stoddard Peak and Frankish Peak (13.8 miles RT) Its an easy hour drive from my current house but I didn't want to drive that far again just to do this one mountain (saving gas=saving money).

The trail head for this hike is on Mt. Baldy Rd and takes the Palmer Evey Mtwy up. There is a Ghost Bike under neither a watch out for bikers sign. A very real reminder to go slow on this road and to share the road.

Super easy hike from the Palmer Evey Mtwy. Go through a yellow gate and just follow the fire road up

1.42 miles you'll reach a juncture that has you cut back pretty much the way you came (except up) with a sign that points to Potatoe mountain.

2.2 miles you'll be at the summit. There is a water tank that reads "Potatoe" on the top of it.

Follow this trail back out the way you came in,

My 29th "new" (not done by me before) peak if the year 2014.
14th Sierra Club Lower Peak Section summit.

29/50 new mountains for 2014.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:Palmer Evey Mtwy
    Start Trailhead:Palmer Evey Mtwy on Mt. Baldy Rd  
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 38 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Route:Palmer Evey Mtwy
    End Trailhead:Palmer Evey Mtwyon Mt. Baldy Rd  
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 34 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 7/19/14 (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Stoddard Peak2014-07-19724 ft / 221 m
2Frankish Peak2014-07-19 
3Potato Mountain2014-07-19 
Total Trip Gain: 724 ft / 221 m    Total Trip Loss: 298 ft / 91 m

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