Ascent of Old Woman Mountain on 2017-01-08
|Others in Party:||Neal Robbins|
LA Hiker -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, January 8, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Old Woman Mountain|
| Elevation:||5325 ft / 1623 m|
Ascent Trip Report***Sierra Club Outing***
led by Mat Kelliher
We came in via DPS Route A/B, and camped at the end of Danby Road next to the "Wheel of Fortune" Mine at the locked gate. Paved road driving until you turn onto Danby Road, and Danby's in pretty good shape with a couple of sandy spots. You might be able to cross the sandy spots with only 2WD if you're experienced with driving in such conditions, otherwise 4WD is a good idea.
We hiked in along the road to about the Florence Mine, and then began our ascent through the steep south trending canyon. Once we got into that canyon, it was pretty much nothing but steep. We pretty much stayed to the east side of the streambed along a pretty well ducked route more or less all the way up to that saddle near point 1260T. Once at that first saddle we made a slightly uncomfortable ascending traverse along the SE flank of the ridge connecting Points 1260T and 1498T; this across steep and rocky, sometimes loose, thorny terrain with a duck visible every now and then. From the saddle below point 1498T it was a straight forward rolling ascent of the ridgeline up to the summit. Truly vast views up on top of this one.
Our party included:
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2800 ft / 853 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6.2 mi / 10 km|
| Trailhead:||2525 ft / 769 m|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
| Time:||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Time:||3 Hours 0 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Mat Kelliher
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