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Ascent of Twin Peaks on 2019-11-09

Climber: Powen Ru

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, November 9, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Twin Peaks
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12323 ft / 3756 m

Ascent Trip Report

Green Creek Road should be passable by any passenger car.
Green Lake Trail is well maintained, but muddy or wet at places.
Virginia Pass Trail is not maintained, mostly easy to follow, but faint or overgrown at places, requiring some minor bushwhacking.
The gully just west to wilderness boundary is easy to follow, but boulder hopping seems endless. Technically, nothing over easy class 2, just sustaining.
Temperature pleasant on summit, frigid before Virginia Pass on ascent and after Green Lake on descent.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5855 ft / 1784 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5855 ft / 1783 m
    Round-Trip Distance:16.1 mi / 25.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Mud/Swamp, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Headlamp, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5169 ft / 1575 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4323 ft / 1318 m; Extra: 846 ft / 257m
    Loss on way in:846 ft / 257 m
    Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    Route:Return Creek right gulch
    Start Trailhead:Green Creek Hiker's Parking  8000 ft / 2438 m
    Time:8 Hours 2 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5009 ft / 1526 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4323 ft / 1318 m; Extra: 686 ft / 209m
    Gain on way out:686 ft / 209 m
    Distance:7.6 mi / 12.2 km
    Route:Return Creek right gulch
    End Trailhead:Green Creek Hiker's Parking  8000 ft / 2438 m
    Time:4 Hours 56 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Powen Ru
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