Ascent of Spanish Mountain on 1977-05-31

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Axel Heller
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, May 31, 1977
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Spanish Mountain
    Elevation:10051 ft / 3063 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was an 8 day backpack trip, starting and ending at Wishon Reservoir. From the trailhead, Axel Heller and I hiked south on trail number 28E04 past Cliff Camp and down to the Crown Valley Trailhead. From there, we traveled eastward to Spanish Lake and then to lower Geraldine Lake, climbing Spanish Mountain on the fourth day of the trip from the lake via the peak's class 1 northeast slope. On day 5, Axel and I did an out and back day hike from Crown Valley to Hay Meadow to get a look at Tehipite Valley from above. On days 6-8, we returned to the Wishon Reservoir Trailhead via the trails to Cow Meadow, Round Corral Meadow, Woodchuck Creek, and Blizzard Camp.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5870 ft / 1788 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5870 ft / 1788 m
    Round-Trip Distance:43.7 mi / 70.3 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Nights Spent:7 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4150 ft / 1264 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3450 ft / 1052 m; Extra: 700 ft / 213m
    Loss on way in:700 ft / 213 m
    Distance:14.8 mi / 23.8 km
    Route:NE slope from Geraldine Lakes
    Start Trailhead:Wishon Reservoir  6601 ft / 2011 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5170 ft / 1575 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3450 ft / 1052 m; Extra: 1720 ft / 524m
    Gain on way out:1720 ft / 524 m
    Distance:28.9 mi / 46.5 km
    Route:NE slope to Geraldine Lakes
    End Trailhead:Wishon Reservoir  6601 ft / 2011 m

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