Ascent of Potosi Mountain on 2009-02-28

Climber: Dan Baxter

Others in Party:Solo
Date:Saturday, February 28, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Potosi Mountain
    Elevation:8514 ft / 2595 m

Ascent Trip Report

Morning walk up on the service road from the south. Most of the upper road was snow covered (though little of the rest of the peak was). At one point up to 5 feet thick. Summit time was brief as summit was annoying (heavily antennaed, warning signs etc) Great views down to Vegas, over to Charleston. Many prominent peaks within view, even San Gorgonio or San Jacinto soon after day break.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3698 ft / 1127 m
    Grade/Class:I (brief Class 2)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3698 ft / 1127 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.8 km
    Route:Service Road. Brief Class 2 at summit
    Start Trailhead:Road gate N of Goodsprings  4816 ft / 1467 m
    Time:2 Hours 47 Minutes
Descent Statistics

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