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Ascent of Queen Mountain on 2010-11-20

Climber: James Barlow

Date:Saturday, November 20, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Queen Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5680 ft / 1731 m

Ascent Trip Report

Great loop hike. From the standard HPS parking spot, I followed the trail until it faded away around 4600 ft at the first gully. I headed up this gully to the ridge and then made my way over rough terrain east to the summit. Queen Mtn is the higher of the twin summits, but it has a USGS BM pointing east to Queen. The real BM is a few hundred meters to the east and 3 feet lower. There is a great summit register box up there (BM) but no book to sign. I left my HPS sheet and wrote on the back of it, incorrectly calling this HPS peak #10, when I have done 11 (a far cry from 271 indeed)... I did both summits, Queen Mtn and Queen BM. No register on Queen Mtn. From the summit of Queen BM I made my way down the prominent wash to the east so I could check out Pine City (site). Not as interesting as I had hoped... On to Negro Hill! Pics
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1600 ft / 487 m
    Total Elevation Loss:400 ft / 121 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1600 ft / 487 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1200 ft / 366 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m
    Loss on way in:400 ft / 121 m
    Route:West Gully to West Ridge
    Start Trailhead:4480 ft / 1365 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Queen Mtn Loop

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Queen Mountain2010-11-20 a1600 ft / 488 m
2Queen Benchmark2010-11-20 b80 ft / 24 m
3Negro Hill2010-11-20 c335 ft / 102 m
Total Trip Gain: 2015 ft / 614 m    Total Trip Loss: 400 ft / 122 m



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