Ascent of Garnet Mountain on 2014-10-03

Climber: Jim Wick

Others in Party:Larry Edmonds
Carol Japp
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, October 3, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Garnet Mountain
    Elevation:5680 ft / 1731 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was our third (of four) objective of the day. The Santa Ana's were definitely picking up and the temperature continued to climb. We decided to move our cars from the Pioneer Mail picnic area to Kwaaymii Road; this would save us about a mile round trip on the PCT.

From Kwaaymii Road, we climbed through the gate and onto the fireroad. The fireroad ascends the route for 3/4 of the way. At the high point of the fireroad, we turned left heading upward along occasional use-trails to the summit. Found the register at the summit. Noted several trips & people we knew; including my last visit on Jan 14, 2014. We returned to the fireroad. We proceeded to go XC northeast to intersect the PCT; heading to our final objective of the day (Garnet Benchmark). We found a great firebreak trail that eventually got us to the PCT. We headed north on the PCT admiring the views. So much that we missed our planned turnoff. We had to hike back quite a distance (uphill of course).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:341 ft / 103 m
    Total Elevation Loss:433 ft / 131 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:253 ft / 77 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 237 ft / 72 m; Extra: 16 ft / 4m
    Loss on way in:16 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Fireroad & XC
    Start Trailhead:Kwaaymii Road  5443 ft / 1659 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:417 ft / 127 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 329 ft / 101 m; Extra: 88 ft / 26m
    Gain on way out:88 ft / 26 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    End Trailhead:PCT  5351 ft / 1630 m
    Time:25 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Pine Mtn 2014

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Pine Mountain2014-10-031232 ft / 376 m
2Champagne Peak2014-10-03168 ft / 51 m
3Garnet Mountain2014-10-03341 ft / 104 m
4Garnet Benchmark2014-10-03674 ft / 205 m
Total Trip Gain: 2415 ft / 736 m    Total Trip Loss: 2417 ft / 737 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jim Wick
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