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Ascent of Mount Mildred on 2013-08-04

Climber: Tim Berger

Others in Party:Al Sandorff
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, August 4, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Mildred
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8398 ft / 2559 m

Ascent Trip Report

Completed with Al Sandorff, for Al's final Olgul.

After ascending Mildred from Chipmunk Ridge, we traversed Mildred Ridge to Picayune Peak. To return, we retraced our path along Mildred ridge to Heavens Gate, then bore SW cross country to intersect with Dolly Ck., and follow Dolly Ck to car.

There is a summit register placed by Pete Yamagata in 1995. We did not find a USGS monument. This is not the highest point on the ridge.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2971 ft / 905 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5989 ft / 1825 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Sunny to high 70s in shade
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2715 ft / 827 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2665 ft / 812 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Loss on way in:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:Dolly Ck to Chipmunk Ridge
    Start Trailhead:3rd spur road off Coyote Spg Rd.  5733 ft / 1747 m
    Time:3 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5939 ft / 1810 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 5683 ft / 1732 m; Extra: 256 ft / 78m
    Gain on way out:256 ft / 78 m
    Distance:6.8 mi / 10.9 km
    Route:Picayune to Heavens Gate, then cross country to Do
    End Trailhead:3rd spur road off Coyote Spg Rd.  2715 ft / 827 m
    Time:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Mildred Ridge (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Mildred2013-08-042971 ft / 906 m
2Picayune Peak2013-08-04 
Total Trip Gain: 2971 ft / 906 m    Total Trip Loss: 5989 ft / 1825 m



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