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Ascent of Panoche Mountain on 1989-03-11

Climber: John E Sarna

Others in Party:Sierra Club Outting participants: Johanne Gaedeke; Ellen Sward; Theresa DeMatteo; Cari Butler; Margi Wermer; Mike Lee; Barbara Bowers; and Miriam Wells----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, March 11, 1989
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Panoche Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:2091 ft / 637 m

Ascent Trip Report

Exited on J1 from I5, 10 mi to Panoche Access Road just before Mercey Hot Springs, parked a car, then back to I5, .2 mi west, then left through empty field 2 mi to pavement, then 3 mi more to top of peak all paved like a bicycle path. Microwave towers atop peak. Walked about 11 mi on a bad, then good, dirt road in 3.5 hours to get to car at Hwy J1 At northern boundry of Panoche Hills (North) BLM Wilderness Study Area.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:850 ft / 259 m
    Elevation Loss:1800 ft / 549 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Grade/Class:Cl 1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:0 ft / 0 m
    Distance:0 mi / 0 km
    Route:drive up then walk to car shuttle
    Trailhead:Panoche Mtn  2091 ft / 637 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1800 ft / 549 m
    Extra Gain:850 ft / 259 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:south on ridge then down Panoche Access Rd to car
    Trailhead:J1  1141 ft / 347 m



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