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Ascent of Mount Defiance on 2015-12-30

Climber: Andrew Kirmse

Others in Party:Marcus Sierra -- Trip Report or GPS Track
David Sanger
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Defiance
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:2657 ft / 809 m

Ascent Trip Report

We took a steep and punishing cross-country route from the Bear Creek parking area, up past the reservoir on the Chalone Trail, then down to Frog Creek and up the SW face of Defiance. There was a register on top placed by Daryn Dodge. An entry in the register indicated that there is a use trail running to the east from the summit, and sure enough, it's visible on the satellite imagery leading to the Peaks View parking area via the S Wilderness Trail. That's likely a much better way up.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2737 ft / 834 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1400 ft / 426 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2737 ft / 834 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1337 ft / 407 m; Extra: 1400 ft / 426m
    Loss on way in:1400 ft / 426 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Start Trailhead:Bear Creek Picnic Area  1320 ft / 402 m
Descent Statistics



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