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Ascent of Discovery Peak on 2017-07-22

Climber: Danny Smith

Others in Party:Kim Smith
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 22, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Discovery Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:10792 ft / 3289 m

Ascent Trip Report

Just past the turn off for Schulman Grove, the pavement ends on White Mountain Road, another 3/4 of a mile on White Mountain Road there is a dirt parking area with enough room for about 4 cars. It is right at the base of Cold Benchmark/Clem Nelson Peak, and the saddle between Cold and Discovery Peak is just a bit to the southeast, This is a good spot to start up these two peaks. We started up just to the right of the parking spot and a bit north of the saddle and climbed the ridge up to Cold Benchmark/Clem Nelson Peak. Once back down at the saddle we climbed straight up the west ridge to the summit of Discovery Peak. What a great view! With a nice breeze and 360 degree view what else can I say other than I love this! This is a really short trip either by itself or combined with Cold Benchmark so it is a good way to acclimatize for something bigger but then again it is a great one to do any time. The weather was perfect, the view was fantastic and I got to have a beautiful morning on another summit with Kim.
Summary Total Data
    Route:West Slope
    Trailhead:White Mountain Road  -9999 ft / -3047 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Danny Smith
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