Ascent of Granite Chief on 2017-08-30
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Wednesday, August 30, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||9006 ft / 2745 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI 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.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Route:||Granite Chief Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Tinker Knob |
|Ascent Part of Trip: Tinker Knob and Granite Chief|
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