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Ascent of Snow Mountain-West Peak on 2016-05-28

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, May 28, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Snow Mountain-West Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:7038 ft / 2145 m

Ascent Trip Report

i love hiking along ridges with wide open views, and snow mountain west offers just that. after bagging the high point (benchmark is missing, but found one of the reference marks) i continued along the ridge to peak 6963 and downhill from there. it was a total blast: bushes easily avoided. i eventually hooked back up with the trail and headed over to high rock.

track is attached to snow mountain report.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:399 ft / 120 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1020 ft / 310 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:199 ft / 60 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.7 km
    Start Trailhead:saddle between east/west  6839 ft / 2084 m
    Time:16 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1020 ft / 310 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 820 ft / 250 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Gain on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:via peak 6963
    End Trailhead:base of high rock  6218 ft / 1895 m
    Time:59 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: snow mountain

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
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



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