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Ascent of False White Mountain on 2021-05-05

Climber: Rick Peterson

Date:Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:False White Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12002 ft / 3658 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was my annual trip to ski Mt Gibbs that somehow never pans out. We decided for a variety of reasons to come up and do False White instead. One of the reasons of course is the high altitude start and snow cover essentially the whole way. We started at Gardisky Lake trailhead parking and went down a bit to the stream but this probably was a good spot to start. The elevation loss was minimal and saved some flat skiing. We went essentially straight toward the peak with snow all the way. Nice ski down with pretty good conditions owing to the high altitude even with a lackluster snow year. I can see the popularity of this as it is a pretty efficient climb/ski ratio and not at all scary in any way.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2702 ft / 822 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:direct route
    Trailhead:Gardisky Lake lot  9700 ft / 2956 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Stream Ford, Mud/Swamp, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Skis, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:45 Minutes



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