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Ascent of Dawson Peak on 2012-07-05

Climber: Julie Ann Gregg

Others in Party:Red Viking & Aaron
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, July 5, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dawson Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9575 ft / 2918 m

Ascent Trip Report

Off Hwy 2 took Blue ridge rd and got dropped off at the North Backbone Trailhead and climbed the steep ridge crossing Peak 8555 0n the way up to Pine Mtn. This was tough wearing a full pack. Then headed down and up to Dawson.The trail passes below the summit so we cut off and climbed to the top. Ate some lunch and then headed down to the saddle and up the trail to Baldy. Arrived around 4pm, enough time left to make it down to Mt Baldy Village. But I carried a full pack to the summit,so I'm staying. We set up and then sat behind a bush to beat the heat. When it cooled down we ate and watched the sunset. In the morning we were on a rock island in a sea of clouds. We packed up headed down the long south ridge trail into Bear cyn. and Mt. Baldy Village.. Called for a pickup and ate lunch at the Mt Baldy Lodge around 11am. This was Aaron's 1st over night in the mountains.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads



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