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Ascent of Mount Patterson on 2017-07-13

Climber: James Morehouse

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, July 13, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Patterson
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:11673 ft / 3557 m

Ascent Trip Report

I drove up from Las Vegas Thursday morning, arriving at the new (to me) sign for Patterson, at about 9100' of elevation. It was three o'clock, so I headed up the road towards the peak. The mosquitoes were fierce! Although only a 20% chance of thunderstorms, there were storms active in the area. The higher I got, the more the road had become a stream bed with significant washouts in progress. I made the summit, only to find a tattered U.S. flag and no register box (again). I headed over to Patterson's north west summit, then back to my truck, where I spent the night dodging mosquitoes. Early the next morning I headed for Sonora Pass to climb Leavitt.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2573 ft / 784 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.2 mi / 13.2 km
    Trailhead:9100', above the lake  9100 ft / 2773 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast



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