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Ascent of White Mountain on 1995-06-24

Climber: Richard Carey

Date:Saturday, June 24, 1995
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:White Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:7727 ft / 2355 m

Ascent Trip Report

Named probably because it is a prominent summit at the south end of White Mountain. There is a peak at the northwest end called North Peak. South Peak is the highest of the summits on White Mountain and it has a benchmark called "White Mtn" even though no benchmark is shown on the map.

The area is part of San Bernardino National Forest and is closed to vehicular traffic due to fire damage in the fall of 1994. Hiking the road to the summit is ok. The Big Bear Ranger District is on North Shore Dr., Hwy. 38, Fawnskin, CA 92333. Phone: (909) 866-3437

In the town of Fawnskin on the north side of Big Bear Lake take Rim of the World Drive which is a paved road heading NW from highway 38. After 0.4 mile the pavement ends and a sign indicates forest road 3N14. Continue straight at 1.8 miles where route 3N12 comes in from the right. At 2.0 miles go right and at 2.4 miles pass the Hanna Flat campground. At 4.3 miles cross Holcomb Creek and the junction of route 3N16 on the left. After 6.8 miles reset your odometer at the junction of route 3N16 where you want to turn right. At 0.05 miles turn left on 3N11 and then stay right on 3N11 at 0.3 miles. Beyond this point the road gets rougher and a 4WD vehicle is advised. After 0.7 miles go left and then at 1.6 miles reach a junction with route 3N17 at the crest of a hill. Go left here on 3N17 to a locked gate after only 0.3 mile. There is parking here for only one vehicle. UTM for this point is: 499640E, 3799360N (NAD27). From here hike the road about 0.6 miles to a junction just SE of South Peak and take the right fork which leads up to the top. The hike is 1.5 miles round-trip with an elevation gain of 400 ft. and takes about 30 minutes each way. 6/95 RLC
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