Ascent of Golden Gate Mountain on 2018-12-31
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Monday, December 31, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Golden Gate Mountain|
| Elevation:||4288 ft / 1306 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI 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|
| Time:||40 Minutes|
| Time:||30 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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