Ascent of Snow Mountain on 2016-05-28

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, May 28, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Snow Mountain
    Elevation:7056 ft / 2150 m

Ascent Trip Report

there's a washout on 17N06 approach to summit springs trailhead, and this adds 3.2mi 800' elevation gain (round-trip). i came in from upper lake via M10 and bear creek road, there's a river crossing (rice fork) which definitely required clearance and AWD. summitpost doesn't recommend this approach from the west (they recommend driving around the forest on CA-20)... other than the river crossing it went well.

very popular destination this memorial day weekend. i saw many backpackers, i was one of the few dayhikers.

the hike is quite worth it, the views are amazing. i'm very fond of hiking along ridges, and snow mountain west was beckoning, so i headed there next.

the attached track includes wandering off-trail on the way downhill... the uphill approach is all on-trail.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3056 ft / 931 m
    Total Elevation Loss:517 ft / 157 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.3 mi / 10.1 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3056 ft / 931 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2756 ft / 840 m; Extra: 300 ft / 91m
    Loss on way in:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:5.9 mi / 9.5 km
    Start Trailhead:17N06 & M10  4300 ft / 1310 m
    Time:2 Hours 32 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:217 ft / 66 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.7 km
    End Trailhead:saddle between east/west  6839 ft / 2084 m
    Time:15 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: snow mountain

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Snow Mountain2016-05-28 a3056 ft / 931 m
2Snow Mountain-West Peak2016-05-28 b399 ft / 122 m
3High Rock2016-05-28 c286 ft / 87 m
Total Trip Gain: 3741 ft / 1140 m    Total Trip Loss: 3741 ft / 1141 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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