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Ascent of Sonora Peak on 2010-09-02

Climber: James Barlow

Date:Thursday, September 2, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sonora Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:11459 ft / 3492 m

Ascent Trip Report

First time I've actually used the GPS for an entire hike. For both Sonora & Stanislaus from St Mary's Pass TH: 9.28 miles, 3.0 mph average speed, 8.2 mph max speed, 3 hrs 17 min moving time. I did Sonora Peak first. Some friends dropped me at the trailhead and moved as quickly as I could as it was already 3:30pm. I wanted the hardest parts near the top of Stanislaus Peak to be ascended and descended before the sun set. There is a trail pretty much the whole way up Sonora from St Mary's Pass. There is only one trail-less section along the flats to the east of St Mary's Pass. There are two wind shelters on the summit as well as a summit register. From Sonora Peak, I headed to Stanislaus. Pics
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2032 ft / 619 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2032 ft / 619 m
    Route:St Mary's Pass Trail to NW Ridge
    Start Trailhead:9427 ft / 2873 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Sonora '10

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Sonora Peak2010-09-02 a2032 ft / 619 m
2Stanislaus Peak2010-09-02 b833 ft / 254 m
Total Trip Gain: 2865 ft / 873 m



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