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Ascent of Cargo Muchacho Mountains High Point on 2013-02-01

Climber: Vic Hanson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, February 1, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cargo Muchacho Mountains High Point
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:2217 ft / 675 m

Ascent Trip Report

I was camped off of Olgilby Road near American Girl Mine Road so rode my bike to Tumco and as far as possible towards the base of the mountain on a BLM road that goes by the cemetery. There are some old mine shafts at the end of the road, left my bike there and hiked up towards the ridge to the east, then dropped down into the next gully. I went up that to the west ridge and followed that up and down to the summit but went down a steep gully to the north and traversed below the main ridge to the west until I reached my cairn in the first gully and them returned the same way from there. Can't remember for sure but think it took me about 3 hours RT from the bike.

This is also know as Peak 2217 according to the Sierra Club register.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1462 ft / 445 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:West ridge
    Trailhead:end of BLM 4x4 road  755 ft / 230 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Bicycle
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear



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