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Ascent of Granite Chief on 2017-08-30

Climber: Kevin Richards

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Granite Chief
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9006 ft / 2745 m

Ascent Trip Report

I left the Squaw Valley parking lot at about 5:45 and headed up the Granite Chief Trail. After about an hour, I attempted to follow the disused trails on the USGS Topo maps down the Mountain Meadows Lake drainage. This was a bit of a bushwhack. Eventually, I ended up on the PCT and summited Tinker Knob after 2:30 of hiking. The views from the summit were fantastic. Lassen Peak is even visible over the shoulder of Sierra Buttes. Afterwards, I hiked on the PCT south to the pass at the Granite Chief chairlift and summited Granite Chief. I walked down the Granite Chief Trail from there. ~6:30 round trip.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:1
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Hot
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Granite Chief Trail
    Start Trailhead:Tinker Knob  
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Tinker Knob and Granite Chief

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Tinker Knob2017-08-30 
2Granite Chief2017-08-30 



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