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Ascent of Mount Patterson on 2017-10-21

Climber: Louise Wholey

Date:Saturday, October 21, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Patterson
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:11673 ft / 3557 m

Ascent Trip Report

From HWY 395 15 miles north of Bridgeport, drove 4.4 miles on Road 31, Burcham Flat Road, to Road 67, which leads to Lobdell Lake in 6.2 miles. Stream crossings were sharp drops with some large rocks - scary but doable in AWD Subaru. We continued beyond the lake on a very rough road, which I do not recommend. The hike to Patterson is on a jeep road with easy footing. We continued across the plateaus to Wheeler. The return comes to within 100 feet of Patterson's summit before descending the jeep road.

GPS track is at https://www.strava.com/activities/1242476364.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2497 ft / 761 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:Jeep road
    Trailhead:Patterson Peak TH (beyond lake)  9176 ft / 2796 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Animal/Pet
    Weather:Windy, Clear
Clear and cool
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 20 Minutes



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