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Ascent of Carson Peak on 2019-07-19

Climber: Chad Thomas

Date:Friday, July 19, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Carson Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:10892 ft / 3319 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up the Rush Creek trail, following the tramway tracks on the way up and except for the steepest bit on the way down. After crossing the footbridge below the dam lost the trail for a while… overgrown somewhat, plus an apparent use trail sidetracked us.

At Spooky Meadow took a break and then straight up the wide obvious scree and sand chute straight to the summit. Kept to the right for better footing on the way up… here you can adjust from loose to more solid class 2 and easy class 3 as desired to avoid all the sand. Took about an hour up and maybe 15 minutes down.

Stopped by the upper end of the tram tracks on the way back to peer inside and see what was going on. Appears to be still in use though the day we were there it was all helicopters… and constantly… delivering equipment or who knows what for the dam facilities.
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