Ascent of Mount Augusta on 2010-09-21
|Others in Party:||Rich Wilson|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 21, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||9966 ft / 3037 m|
Ascent Trip ReportRich Wilson and myself approached Mt Augusta from Hwy 50 and then the Clan Alpine 3 turn off that goes north. We passed 2 ranches and then at about 7 miles just past a lone juniper tree turned west on an unmarked road up War Canyon. This road isn't terrible, but it does get worse the further you go. We drove a long way into the canyon and then through Cherry Valley before continuing up towards Mt Augusta on a 4WD road. Since the roads were dry, we were able to drive all the way to the end of the 4WD road at an elevation of about 8700 ft. Hiking from the end of the 4WD road was uneventful. It was easy hiking up a steep sage covered slope to a ridge and then we followed the ridge to the summit. Great views from the summit.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1300 ft / 396 m|
| Distance:||2.4 mi / 3.9 km|
| Route:||War Canyon|
| Trailhead:||8666 ft / 2641 m|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
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