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Ascent of Backus Peak on 2014-02-22

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Kelley Laxamana
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, February 22, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Backus Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:6651 ft / 2027 m

Ascent Trip Report

We started about 1 mile northwest of the HPS parking place for Backus Peak because we only has one car. After doing the ridge traverse from Backus Peak to Russell Peak, we followed the normal decent route for about 1 1/2 miles, than angled over through open desert back to the car. The hike was about 10.3 miles and 4,000' gain and took 8.5 hours.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4000 ft / 1219 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4000 ft / 1219 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.3 mi / 16.6 km
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3340 ft / 1018 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2680 ft / 817 m; Extra: 660 ft / 201m
    Loss on way in:660 ft / 201 m
    Distance:5.2 mi / 8.3 km
    Route:See GPS track
    Start Trailhead:Highway 178  3971 ft / 1210 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3340 ft / 1018 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2680 ft / 817 m; Extra: 660 ft / 201m
    Gain on way out:660 ft / 201 m
    Distance:5.2 mi / 8.3 km
    Route:See GPS track
    End Trailhead:Highway 178  3971 ft / 1210 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Greg Gerlach
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