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Ascent of McConnell Peak on 1988-07-09

Climber: John E Sarna

Others in Party:I led this Sierra Club Outing with participants Marti Maskall
Pat Purcell
Ed Nordtrom
Gary Brusco
Marty Donald---
Van Cherry
Date:Saturday, July 9, 1988
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:McConnell Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9099 ft / 2773 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left trailhead at Van Vleck Ranch at 10:45AM, heading east along Highland Trail up to Forni Lake. Continued a few hundred yards up toward Tells and bore off to the right, reaching near the top of the bump between Tells and McConnell. Went down west side of ridge through brush and over boulders below then up to saddle between bump and McConnell. Followed Class 2-3 ridge up to McConnell, but found no register. Register was found on higher point a few hundred yards to the south. Then went NW and down to just above boulders below saddle and around to a few hundred feet above a small lake, then up a hundred feet or so to top of ridge and then down to Forni Lake and then out along Highland Trail.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3199 ft / 974 m
    Extra Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:13 mi / 20.9 km
    Route:Highland Trail and cross country
    Trailhead:Highland Trailhead  6500 ft / 1981 m
    Grade/Class:Cl 3
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble



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