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Ascent of Copernicus Peak on 2003-06-21

Climber: John E Sarna

Others in Party:wife Marcia and sons John and Geoffrey
Date:Saturday, June 21, 2003
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Copernicus Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4360 ft / 1328 m

Ascent Trip Report

drove the long windy road from I-5 to this point; parked at base of road going up from the highway; saw quite a few people going up for a party or something on one of the side road turnoffs. The tower on top was closed but we took the stairs as far as we could; then we all walked completely around the base to ensure we did the highest point, probably some rocks on the steep side of the tower.
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My late wife, Marcia, with our 2-month old son, Geoffrey Lynx, coming down from atop Copernicus (2003-06-22). Photo by John E Sarna.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:200 ft / 61 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Grade/Class:1
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:200 ft / 61 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Trailhead:Mt Hamilton Highway  4160 ft / 1267 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km



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