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Ascent of Throop Peak on 2016-07-28

Climber: Jay Smith

Others in Party:Scooter Nelson
Bailey Taylor
Roxy Butler
Date:Thursday, July 28, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Throop Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9138 ft / 2785 m

Ascent Trip Report

Starting at Dawson Saddle, we followed the aptly named Dawson Saddle Trail for 1.8 miles until reaching the PCT just a few hundred vertical feet below the summit of Throop. A short northbound walk on the famous trail brought us to an obvious use trail that led us to the top of the 9,138' mountain. After taking in the views we headed in a southwesterly direction toward Mount Hawkins but opted to skip Hawkins on this very warm late July day and returned to the Dawson Saddle/PCT Trail junction. From there we retraced our footsteps to Dawson Saddle and called it a day.
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Southwesterly view from the summit of Throop Peak. Mt. Islip in the foreground with Waterman Mountain almost directly behind it and Twin Peaks to the left of Waterman. (2016-07-28). Photo by Jay Smith.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1357 ft / 413 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1357 ft / 413 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1237 ft / 377 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Start Trailhead:Dawson Saddle  7901 ft / 2408 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1357 ft / 413 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1237 ft / 377 m; Extra: 120 ft / 36m
    Gain on way out:120 ft / 36 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    End Trailhead:7901 ft / 2408 m



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