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Ascent of Panoche Mtn 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 Mtn
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:637 m / 2091 ft

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:259 m / 850 ft
    Elevation Loss:549 m / 1800 ft
    Distance:12.9 km / 8 mi
    Grade/Class:Cl 1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:0 m / 0 ft
    Distance:0 km / 0 mi
    Route:drive up then walk to car shuttle
    Trailhead:Panoche Mtn  637 m / 2091 ft
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:549 m / 1800 ft
    Extra Gain:259 m / 850 ft
    Distance:12.9 km / 8 mi
    Route:south on ridge then down Panoche Access Rd to car
    Trailhead:J1  347 m / 1141 ft



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