Ascent of Snow Mountain on 2016-05-28
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, May 28, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||7056 ft / 2150 m|
Ascent Trip Reportthere'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|
| 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|
| 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:
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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