Ascent of Skinner Peak on 2017-12-28

Climber: Robert Luher

Others in Party:Peter
and others.
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, December 28, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Skinner Peak
    Elevation:7120 ft / 2170 m

Ascent Trip Report

*** HPS Led Hike by Peter and Ignacia Doggett ***

Drove up Highway 14 from Mojave, turning west on dirt road marked SC65. That road was not well marked and difficult to see from highway, so it is easily missed. It is 8.8 miles south of SR178/SR14 junction. After a few turns on various dirt roads, reached Bird Spring Pass and the PCT. Parked truck here.

Followed PCT toward Skinner Peak. Left the PCT at about 6960 elevation and followed the ridge line northwest to the summit. The use trail was not well marked, but the hike leaders were able to follow the trail (probably by memory). Eventually reached the summit and broke for lunch. Signed the register and posed for some group pictures.

On the way down we left the PCT early and scree skied down a slope, meeting the PCT at the bottom, saving over a mile or more on the return trip. Returned to the car and the long drive back to the highway.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1795 ft / 547 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1795 ft / 547 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1795 ft / 547 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:PCT and Use Trail
    Start Trailhead:Bird Spring Pass  5325 ft / 1623 m
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1795 ft / 547 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:PCT and Use Trail
    End Trailhead:Bird Spring Pass  5325 ft / 1623 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Robert Luher
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