Ascent of Martinez Mountain on 2017-04-23

Climber: Paul Maurin

Others in Party:11-Members of Sierra Club HPS
Date:Sunday, April 23, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Martinez Mountain
    Elevation:6562 ft / 2000 m

Ascent Trip Report

Sheep Mountain (5141') and Martinez Mountain (6560+') - Join us for a fun overnight trip in the Santa Rosa Wilderness as we climb Sheep and Martinez Mountains. Sheep Mountain was named for the Peninsular Bighorn Sheep, and the habitat in the Santa Rosa Mountains is reported to support the largest herd of Bighorn Sheep in the country. The two day hike will be strenuous, but the pace will be slow to moderate to accommodate hikers who need or want more time to get to HPS peaks. On Saturday morning, we will hike 4.5 miles (550' loss/770' gain) with backpacks on trail to the Cactus Spring area (dry) to set up camp. Participants will need to carry 10­ - 12 liters of water. We will then carry day packs in the afternoon as we climb Sheep Mountain, a distance of 4.3 miles roundtrip (1,000' gain). We will return to Cactus Spring for the night. On Sunday morning, we will carry day packs to the summit of Martinez Mountain and back to Cactus Spring, a distance of 6.2 miles roundtrip (2300' gain), where we will break camp and pack out. The total for the two days will be 19.5 miles round trip with 4,620' elevation gain. Send recent conditioning and experience to the leader for trip status and details: JERRY GRENARD ( Evaluating Co­Leader: TED LUBESHKOFF.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2310 ft / 704 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    Route:Cross Country from Campground
    Trailhead:Cactus Spring Campground  4252 ft / 1296 m
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 30 Minutes

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