Ascent of Potosi Mountain South on 2015-04-26

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Josef Nuernberger
Steve Meltzer
Date:Sunday, April 26, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Potosi Mountain South
    Elevation:8192 ft / 2496 m

Ascent Trip Report

Going up South Potosi from Potosi is straightforward- there is the remains of an old road which goes up 95% of the way from the main road. Getting from the end of that road to the pavement (where the road from the south ends), is a bit annoying (about 15 feet up a steep loose slope). From that paved area, there is a trail to the summit which is to the east of where the antennas are.

While hitting this summit adds some gain to the hike, it does save a bit of distance as the road goes around the mountain. This summit does offer a great view of the road heading up to the main summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:382 ft / 116 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2762 ft / 841 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:332 ft / 101 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:old road
    Start Trailhead:Base of north road up South Potosi   7860 ft / 2395 m
    Time:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2762 ft / 841 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2712 ft / 826 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Gain on way out:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    End Trailhead:Road gate  5480 ft / 1670 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2015 Potosi Mountain

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Potosi Mountain2015-04-26 a3409 ft / 1039 m
2Potosi Mountain South2015-04-26 b382 ft / 116 m
Total Trip Gain: 3791 ft / 1155 m    Total Trip Loss: 3791 ft / 1156 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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