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Ascent of Silver Mountain on 2020-04-19

Climber: Tim Rosnick

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, April 19, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Silver Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3385 ft / 1031 m

Ascent Trip Report


This route follows an old, overgrown road and use trails to the top of Silver Mountain..

The lower portion of the firebreak is very steep but easy to follow. For a less steep trip up or down, you can bypass the lower firebreak by following the road, which is very overgrown but passable. There is a large washout in the road but there is a well-trod detour that leads you up and around the washout.

This hike is best done in the morning and not in the summer as there is very little shade. When descending from the summit, make sure you take the south ridge down. It is more difficult to see than the east ridge.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2314 ft / 704 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2314 ft / 704 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2229 ft / 679 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2129 ft / 649 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:SilverFish Truck Trl/Firebreak
    Start Trailhead:Hwy 39  1256 ft / 382 m
    Time:2 Hours 23 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2214 ft / 674 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2129 ft / 649 m; Extra: 85 ft / 25m
    Gain on way out:85 ft / 25 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:SilverFish Truck Trl/Firebreak
    End Trailhead:Hwy 39  1256 ft / 382 m
    Time:2 Hours 6 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Tim Rosnick
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. Peakbagger.com accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

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