Ascent of Mount Barcroft on 2019-11-01

Climber: David Darby

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, November 1, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Barcroft
    Elevation:13040 ft / 3974 m

Ascent Trip Report

Stayed in Big Pine after hiking Telescope Peak the day before. The drive from Big Pine up the parking lot/trailhead is ~1.5hrs. Looking at the map, it didn't seem possible, but the majority of it is on dirt road and slow going.

06:30 - Departed Big Pine
08:00 - Arrived at the trailhead/gate
08:10 - Departed
08:47 - Barcroft research center. The trail continues right past it (dirt road)
09:03 - Rise in the road with clear view of White Maintain in the distance
09:42 - White Mountain Wilderness/Inyo forest sign (on left)
11:03 - Summit (2:57 up). Signed the log book, took a couple of pics.
11:10 - Headed down to the White Mountain Wilderness High Point. This is only ~100 yds down, but tricky climbing on the rocks.
11:15 - White Mountain Wilderness High Point
11:20 - Back on the summit for some lunch and more pics. It's a beautiful, warm, windless day
11:30 - Depart summit. Note: I cut the "corner" on the way down which also eliminated a little elevation gain.
12:17 - White Mountain Wilderness/Inyo forest sign (on right)
13:17 - Summit of Mount Barcroft. Headed right over the top and could see the road in the distance.
14:00 - Back at the trailhead. (2:30 down, including grabbing Barcroft).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Loss:2642 ft / 804 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.9 mi / 11.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Perfect day for hiking
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Loss on way in:1206 ft / 367 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Dirt road, open country
    Start Trailhead:White Mountain Summit  14246 ft / 4342 m
    Time:1 Hours 47 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1436 ft / 437 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Dirt road, open country
    End Trailhead:Barcroft gate/parking lot  11604 ft / 3536 m
    Time:43 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Darby
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