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Ascent of Bonanza King on 2017-06-18

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Others in Party:Lisa Barboza
Daryn Dodge
Kathy Rich
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 18, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Bonanza King
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:7040 ft / 2145 m

Ascent Trip Report

we camped at the trinity river campground, whose entrance is directly opposite the 38N35 road up to bonanza king lookout. the road had been graded recently and was in good condition, other than some rough sections near the top. SUVs should be able to make it.

from the saddle we visited the lookout first (not staffed / not open), and then proceeded across the ridge toward the high point. there were numerous snow covered portions we had to cross. there is occasional brush to stomp on (not really a bushwhack). the traverse is a mix of scree and reasonably good rock.

there is a register at the point marked 7036T, but this is not the high point. the high point is the next bump further north: that's where a second register is found, placed by richard carey.

great views.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1259 ft / 383 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1259 ft / 382 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:989 ft / 301 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 389 ft / 118 m; Extra: 600 ft / 182m
    Loss on way in:600 ft / 182 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:lookout and ridge
    Start Trailhead:6651 ft / 2027 m
    Time:2 Hours 1 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:659 ft / 200 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 389 ft / 118 m; Extra: 270 ft / 82m
    Gain on way out:270 ft / 82 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:ridge
    End Trailhead:6651 ft / 2027 m
    Time:58 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: bonanza king

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Bonanza King Lookout2017-06-18 a 
2Bonanza King2017-06-18 b1259 ft / 384 m
Total Trip Gain: 1259 ft / 384 m    Total Trip Loss: 1259 ft / 384 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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