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Ascent of Gold Mountain on 2011-09-04

Climber: Mat Kelliher

Others in Party:Tanya Roton
Maya
Date:Sunday, September 4, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Gold Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8235 ft / 2510 m

Ascent Trip Report

***Private Outing***

Drove the Cherokee as far up the 4x4 Road on the east side of the mountain as I could get and then we walked up the road to the summit - bushwack the last few feet to the top. I need to learn how to drive that Cherokee off road because dozens of Jeeps and Cherokees made it up beyond where I had to stop; even a Cherokee without a lift kit. Embarrassing, but I'll get there.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:800 ft / 243 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.2 mi / 5.1 km
    Trailhead:7435 ft / 2266 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy



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