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Ascent to Sonora Peak-38.342649, -119.631234 on 2016-05-29

Climber: Mr. L

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, May 29, 2016
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Sonora Peak - 38.342649, -119.631234
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:10200 ft / 3108 m
    Remaining Elevation:1259 ft / 384 m (69% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

parking lot still snowed in
parked at roadside
started to go up, following Patrick's trail (the one not on the PCT) here: http://www.peakbagger.com/climber/ascent.aspx?aid=538923
why? because PCT switchback to the west and back had a lot of snow -- at least when I looked from below
first 75% I walked on packed snow, then it became dirt+rocks -- wet, but pleasant to walk on
went up the ravine east of the ridge until I could go no higher -- the steep part still had loose snow that was thawing -- didn't dare that
so got to 38.342649, -119.631234 and then turned back

still, a very nice hike in great weather -- low 50s, sunny, virtually no wind

(in essence I got within ~50 yards of the PCT above me -- I just didn't know how close I was... and even if... it was to steep for my taste)
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:577 ft / 175 m
    Trailhead:9623 ft / 2933 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
low 50s, sunny, virtually no wind
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 0 Minutes



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