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Ascent of Old Mount Emma on 2019-02-18

Climber: Larry Pitman

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, February 18, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Old Mount Emma
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5063 ft / 1543 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left the car at spade mileage marker 3.96 at 11am and took the old route to the top. Temperature was 33 degrees, winds north at 3-5 mph and skies partly cloudy. There was 1-2 inches of snow on the ground. Conditions were good though, under the snow the ground was not frozen. Muddy, so the boots dug in. Reached the top at 12:45pm, temperature was 30 degrees, winds north at 5-10 mph and skies still partly cloudy. There was 2-3 inches of snow. Back to the car by 3pm left a 3.8 mile hike with 1,063 feet of elevation gain on a fun snow filled day on the edge of the Mojave desert.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1063 ft / 324 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1063 ft / 324 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Grade/Class:easy class 1
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
1-2 inches of fresh snow
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1063 ft / 324 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:old route
    Start Trailhead:Mt Emma road  4000 ft / 1219 m
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1063 ft / 324 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:Old route
    End Trailhead:Mt Emma road  4000 ft / 1219 m



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