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Ascent of Black Jack Mountain on 2013-08-01

Climber: David Kensiski

Others in Party:Blaine Goldsmith
Steve Goldsmith
Nick Heyer
Eric Kensiski
Jeff Peck
Matthew Peters
Justis Whalen
Date:Thursday, August 1, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Jack Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:2010 ft / 612 m

Ascent Trip Report

Woke before sunrise and hiked up the access road to Black Jack to watch the sunrise. Like sunset the night before, sunrise was a brightening in the whiteout surrounding the peak. Returned to Black Jack Camp, broke camp, then hiked out Cape Canyon to Middle Canyon (with a stop at the Eagle Conservatory), then down to Ben Watson Beach. Took a break for some awesome body surfing before we ascended the use path to pick up the road to return to Little Harbor where we left our canoes. Camped one more night at Little Harbor, the canoed to to Two Harbors, portaged across the isthmus, and canoed back to Cherry Cove.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:510 ft / 155 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2010 ft / 612 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.5 mi / 16.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cold, Breezy, White-out
Peak was in the clouds; beautiful otherwise
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:510 ft / 155 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:access road
    Start Trailhead:Black Jack Camp  1500 ft / 457 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2010 ft / 612 m
    Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route:Cape Canyon, Middle Canyon
    End Trailhead:Little Harbor  0 ft / 0 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Island Adventure (4 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Silver Peak2013-07-291804 ft / 550 m
2Mount Orizaba2013-07-312125 ft / 648 m
3Black Jack Mountain2013-08-01510 ft / 155 m
Total Trip Gain: 4439 ft / 1353 m    Total Trip Loss: 4439 ft / 1354 m



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