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Ascent of Mount Hoffmann on 2016-07-03

Climber: Swingshift Hiker

Date:Sunday, July 3, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hoffmann
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:10850 ft / 3307 m

Ascent Trip Report

Access road to May Lake Trailhead is about 2 miles long, and in fair shape. I was pulling a pop up camper an did fine (no camping at the trailhead). May Lake a little over 1/3 of the distance, is pristine. The trail from that part forward has some sections that are 30+%. The final few hundreds has some easy Class II climbing. The view is exceptional, with Half Dome, Mount Ritter, Mount Dana and Mount Conness very clearly in view, in all their glory. There are a lot of mosquitoes at the trailhead a close to May Lake, so remember repellent. This is a relatively short High Sierra hike (about 6 miles total) with a great reward (the view!).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2300 ft / 700 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Trailhead:May Lake Trailhead  8750 ft / 2667 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 35 Minutes



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