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Ascent of Red Mountain on 2008-05-12

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, May 12, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:4x4 Vehicle
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Red Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3635 ft / 1107 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the junction of the Valley View Mountain road and M9, I followed M9 south for approx 4 miles to a point where it turns sharply right and heads downhill. At this junction the lower of two roads (unsigned FSR 22N75) heads down for 1.3 miles to a saddle before climbing 0.7 mile to a convenient parking area near an open, weathered gate. I walked the remaining distance (less than 0.25 mile) up the rocky road to Red Mountain and the site of the former Red Mountain L.O. The summit is cluttered with communications equipment. Back on M9 (County Road 313), this good road continues downhill to connect with County Road 306, north of the Grindstone Rancheria and Elk Creek.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:110 ft / 33 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Rocky road
    Trailhead:3525 ft / 1074 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Ideal



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