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Ascent of Cary Peak on 1988-07-03

Climber: John E Sarna

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, July 3, 1988
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cary Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8727 ft / 2659 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked car along paved road just outside Snowshoe Springs Campground (elevation 6619'), 2 miles E of where Hwy 89 meets Hwy 88. Walked N up Horsethief Canyon, quite steep at first. Just after passing spring on plateau, nagivated east up, down, and up, then S to Cary Peak. Saw parked truck just W of Hidden Canyon, before going down to cross it; they said they came up from the dirt road going out of 89 just N of 88. The last few hundred yards were severely burnt, probably from Wookfords fire last year. Left can and my card for a register
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2508 ft / 763 m
    Grade/Class:Cl 2
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2508 ft / 763 m
    Extra Loss:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Horsethief Canyon on on
    Trailhead:Snowshoe Springs Campground  6619 ft / 2017 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Cary&Wade

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Cary Peak1988-07-03
2Wade Benchmark1988-07-03



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