Ascent of Ross Mountain on 2015-06-06
|Date:||Saturday, June 6, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||7402 ft / 2256 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was a four-peak day, starting at Dawson Saddle and ending at Vincent Gap. We hit Throop, Burnham and Baden-Powell and then headed down to Ross. Back up to Baden-Powell then down to the car shuttle we set up at Vincent Gap. Two of these peaks (Burnham and Ross) were new to me. This was an HPS hike led by the Doggetts. There were a lot of folks in the morning at Vincent Gap, and even a couple of horses, but we didn't really run into many folks on the trails. We did pass a few PCT through hikers. Ross was Jim Kidder's 100th HPS peak! It was a good day to do Ross--fairly cool, a good bit of cloud cover--but as we headed back up toward Baden-Powell, storm clouds had started to roll in. There was a good deal of thunder, but no visible lightning, and an occasional sprinkle. That put a rush in our steps to get over the summit of Baden-Powell and down to a safer and lower area. Total mileage for the day was about 14.5 miles, with 4600 feet of gain.
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