Ascent of Bridge Mountain on 2012-05-23

Climber: Matthew Wolf

Others in Party:Gene Szemacs and Andrew Davis
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bridge Mountain
    Elevation:6988 ft / 2129 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bridge Mountain(6,955ft) and North Peak(7,094ft)
Distance: 12.16 miles
Time: 11 hours 4 minutes
Total Ascent: 9,701ft
Total Descent: 10,013ft

Approached from Lovell Canyon Road via Rocky Gap Road. Spent a lot of time underneath the bridge observing the surroundings. My first time to Bridge Mountain was rushed and I didn't have time to really appreciate the beautiful rock garden wilderness that exists behind the peak. There are about 3 sections that require extended scrambling. Take time to explore the pools and hidden forest of Ponderosa Pines short of the summit.

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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1360 ft / 414 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1360 ft / 414 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12.2 mi / 19.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1360 ft / 414 m
    Distance:6.1 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Rocky Gap Road
    Start Trailhead:Lovell Canyon Road  5628 ft / 1715 m
    Time:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1360 ft / 414 m
    Distance:6.1 mi / 9.8 km
    Route:Rocky Gap Road
    End Trailhead:Lovell Canyon Road  5628 ft / 1715 m
    Time:5 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Bridge Mountain/North Peak

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Bridge Mountain2012-05-231360 ft / 415 m
2North Peak - Sandstone2012-05-23 
Total Trip Gain: 1360 ft / 415 m    Total Trip Loss: 1360 ft / 415 m

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