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Ascent of Mount Augusta on 2010-09-21

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Others in Party:Rich Wilson
Date:Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Augusta
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:9966 ft / 3037 m

Ascent Trip Report

Rich 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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