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Ascent of Markleeville Peak on 2012-07-13

Climber: Tim Berger

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, July 13, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Markleeville Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9415 ft / 2869 m

Ascent Trip Report

Easy 5 mile RT hike from the TH for Jeff Davis Peak, near the summit of Blue Lakes Road. Faint 2-track road fades to single track horse trail to the pass between Jeff Davis and Markleeville Pk. After that the paths are faint use trails - keep to the right as you ascend to the first high point to the north. This will put you on the ridge to the summit.

Volcanic peak of primarly andesite, with some waterlaid sedimentary volcanics and granite erratics. Nice views.

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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1661 ft / 505 m
    Extra Gain:270 ft / 82 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.1 mi / 8.2 km
    Route:Trail to Jeff Davis Pk
    Trailhead:Blue Lakes road at pullout just north of summit  8294 ft / 2528 m
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
60s, 20-25 mph at summit
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 9 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 6 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Markleeville, Hawkins, Waterhouse (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Markleeville Peak2012-07-131661 ft / 506 m
2Hawkins Peak2012-07-131632 ft / 497 m
3Waterhouse Peak2012-07-131782 ft / 543 m
Total Trip Gain: 5075 ft / 1546 m    Total Trip Loss: 5075 ft / 1546 m



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