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Ascent of Shields Peak on 2013-11-09

Climber: Brian Richardsson

Others in Party:altitude adjustment hiking club
Date:Saturday, November 9, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Shields Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:10680 ft / 3255 m

Ascent Trip Report

hit shields and anderson via the forsee creek trail with the socal altitude adjustment hiking club meetup group. headed up the forsee creek trail, hit some light snow around 8,000' nothing too serious. took the trail junction east towards shields. shields is a rocky scramble (very light class two, if that) to the summit. took some pix and headed down to anderson. even though it is not much higher, there is more tree cover on anderson, so we had more shade and much more snow. we ate lunch on anderson, and then went straight north xc down to the trail fork on the forsee creek trail and headed out the way we came. another great day in the sgwa.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4100 ft / 1249 m
    Total Elevation Loss:420 ft / 127 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Grade/Class:mostly class 1 with
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4100 ft / 1249 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3960 ft / 1207 m; Extra: 140 ft / 42m
    Loss on way in:140 ft / 42 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Route:Forsee Creek Trail; xc to summit
    Start Trailhead:Forsee Creek TH  6720 ft / 2048 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:280 ft / 85 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    End Trailhead:Shields Flat  10400 ft / 3169 m
Ascent Part of Trip: 2013 11 09 anderson shields

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
2Shields Peak2013-11-09 a4100 ft / 1250 m
2Anderson Peak2013-11-09 b440 ft / 134 m
Total Trip Gain: 4540 ft / 1384 m    Total Trip Loss: 4540 ft / 1384 m



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