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Ascent of Grasshopper Mountain on 2013-03-23

Climber: Daryn Dodge

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, March 23, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Grasshopper Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3379 ft / 1029 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drive to Albee Creek Campground on Hwy 221 west of Hwy 101. Just past the campground was a sign indicating a Lookout road is to the left. Drive up this road 0.3 mi to a gate and park.

I hiked the trail (which is really an old dirt road) south following the signs at junctions to Grasshopper Mtn. It's a forested trail until near the lookout tower where one has extensive views to King Mtn and Rainbow Ridge to the west, and the Lassic peaks to the east. There's a benchmark labeled "Grasshopper" south of the tower.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3199 ft / 973 m
    Extra Gain:120 ft / 36 m
    Distance:13.4 mi / 21.6 km
    Route:Grasshopper Trail
    Trailhead:Trailhead near Albee Creek Campground  420 ft / 128 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 20 Minutes



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