Ascent to Gold Mountain-Oriental Wash on 2011-07-31

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:John Ide
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, July 31, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Gold Mountain - Oriental Wash
    Elevation:6600 ft / 2011 m
    Remaining Elevation:1552 ft / 473 m (100% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

We didn't actually do any hiking on this one. As we were driving towards the "trailhead" we encountered the beginnings of a flash flood right on the dirt road that we had to drive up. We backed up to higher ground and watched the water get higher and higher for about 10 minutes. We finally gave up - flash floods can be dangerous. We turned around and headed back. The mountain will be there some other day when the weather is nicer. I also think that we ended up on the wrong road.
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