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Ascent of Golden Gate Mountain on 2018-12-31

Climber: Rafee Memon

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, December 31, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Golden Gate Mountain
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:4288 ft / 1306 m

Ascent Trip Report

I had been staring at my computer screen for the better part of the previous few days, and even though the weather was chilly and blustery, I decided I should get out and climb one more mountain before the new year. I drove up Gates Pass and started down the David Yetman Trail towards Golden Gate Mountain at 2:23pm. I left the trail at the saddle towards a sign marked the Golden Gate Trail, but quickly realized it was heading back towards the trailhead. At that point, I started bushwhacking up the hill towards the prominent gully below the east ridge, where I eventually stumbled upon a use trail that led the rest of the way to the summit. Clouds enveloped the nearby ranges, and bands of snow were falling all around but luckily not on my mountain. On the descent, I mostly followed the use trail, but eventually grew tired of it and went directly towards the main trail near the saddle. I was back at the car at 3:50pm.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1306 ft / 398 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:East Ridge
    Trailhead:David Yetman West TH  2982 ft / 908 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rafee Memon
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