Ascent of Kern Mountains High Point on 2016-09-17

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:justine Byers
Ron Moe
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 17, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Kern Mountains High Point
    Elevation:9680 ft / 2950 m

Ascent Trip Report

The roads in from the south were pretty good until the intersection at about 7560' southwest of the peak. The road heading southeast from there required high clearance, and the final road 4WD. The final road got to a point where we couldn't proceed which is where we parked. Walking the road, however, was easy.

On the ascent we decided to go straight up the (east side of the) mountain- this was more difficult than in looked with lots of steep loose terrain. On the decent, we came straight down to the road from the peak which was a better route, even though it meant 100' of regain on the road.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1820 ft / 554 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1820 ft / 554 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1720 ft / 524 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:South slope
    Start Trailhead:Road @ 7960'  7960 ft / 2426 m
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1820 ft / 554 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1720 ft / 524 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:South slope
    End Trailhead:Road @ 7960'  7960 ft / 2426 m
    Time:2 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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