Ascent of Mount Tom on 1992-07-11

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Sierra Club SPS group
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 11, 1992
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Tom
    Elevation:13652 ft / 4161 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a Sierra Peaks Section trip lead by Bill T. Russell and Duane McRuer. On Saturday, we backpacked up to Horton Lake, set up camp, then followed a jeep road to an abandoned mine located at about 11,800' in elevation. From the mine, our group ascended a steep chute to the summit of Mount Tom. A snow storm blew in overnight, dropping about 6" of snow on us, so on Sunday we abandoned our planned climb of Basin Mountain and hiked out to the vehicles.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5650 ft / 1722 m
    Round-Trip Distance:14 mi / 22.5 km
    Route:Jeep road/west chute
    Trailhead:Horton Lakes trailhead  8002 ft / 2439 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads

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