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Ascent of Copter Ridge on 2020-07-03

Climber: Tim Rosnick

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, July 3, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Copter Ridge
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:7499 ft / 2285 m

Ascent Trip Report

Did this hike on a fairly warm summer day. Started about 8:20 and finished about 2 pm. First time ascending directly to Windy Gap. The trail is well trodden but very steep in places. The section between Mt. Hawkins and Copter Ridge varied greatly: some stretches were quite steep, others were not too bad; in some places the use trail was evident, in others it was virtually non-existent. But the general route is clear as you are following the ridgeline down. However, there are a couple of ridges that go to the east and west, so you do need to be a little observant. Most people I encountered today had face coverings. Glad to see that it is improving.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1561 ft / 475 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1693 ft / 516 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:115 ft / 35 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Use Trail
    Start Trailhead:Saddle with Hawkins Peak  7384 ft / 2250 m
    Time:5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1693 ft / 516 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 247 ft / 75 m; Extra: 1446 ft / 440m
    Gain on way out:1446 ft / 440 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route:Use Trails/PCT
    End Trailhead:Hwy 2  7252 ft / 2210 m
    Time:3 Hours 4 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Hawkins Copter 070420

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Hawkins2020-07-031663 ft / 507 m
2Copter Ridge2020-07-031561 ft / 476 m
Total Trip Gain: 3224 ft / 983 m    Total Trip Loss: 3224 ft / 983 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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