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Ascent of Mount Hooper on 1998-09-20

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Sierra Club SPS group
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 20, 1998
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hooper
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12349 ft / 3763 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a SPS sponsored trip led by Ron Hudson and Erik Siering to climb five SPS listed peaks, although I only needed two of them. On day one, we left several vehicles at Florence Lake, then drove over to Bear Creek Diversion Dam and started backpacking in. Later that day, the group climbed Recess Peak while I waited, then we backpacked over to Sandpiper Lake. On day two, the group climbed Gemini via its north ridge from Seven Gables Pass, then the group climbed Seven Gables via its south slope as I returned to camp. On day three, we backpacked over to Selden Pass, then the group day hiked Mount Hooper; the leaders brought a short rope for the summit block, but no one needed it to make the 4th class move to get to the top. Several people split off from the group to climb Mount Senger, and everyone else, myself included, backpacked out to Florence Lake just in time to catch the last ferry across the lake. My carpool partner, Bob Wyka, was part of the group that climbed Mount Senger, and had to hike an extra 3 miles to get around the lake, arriving at the car sometime around 10:00 p.m. Trip stats include an ascent of Gemini Peak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7430 ft / 2264 m
    Total Elevation Loss:7500 ft / 2285 m
    Round-Trip Distance:30 mi / 48.3 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2/4
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:7430 ft / 2264 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4950 ft / 1508 m; Extra: 2480 ft / 755m
    Loss on way in:2480 ft / 755 m
    Distance:15 mi / 24.1 km
    Route:From Seldon Pass
    Start Trailhead:Bear Creek Diversion Dam  7399 ft / 2255 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5020 ft / 1530 m
    Distance:15 mi / 24.1 km
    Route:To Seldon Pass
    End Trailhead:Florence Lake  7329 ft / 2233 m



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