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Ascent of Anderson Peak on 2014-05-30

Climber: Jim Wick

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, May 30, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Anderson Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:10840 ft / 3304 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was my third peak of three for the day. (I don't count a peak twice in the same day even though I had reached a peak twice). I had another big day of hiking planned for the next day so I needed to start down after this peak. I had started up the Forsee Creek Trail to San Bernardino East Peak. Traversed over to San Bernardino Peak before returning to San Bernardino East Peak.

The traverse from San Bernardino East Peak to Anderson Peak is straight forward. I took the divide trail until just past the junctions of both the South Fork Springs and Momyer Trail. I'm surprised that a maintained trail hasn't been put in to this peak; especially to minimize the impacts of all the XC'ers. I signed the register.

For the descent, I took a direct XC route to South Fork Springs to refuel/rewater prior to continuing down to the Forsee Creek Trailhead. I learned a new lesson on the descent. I always keep my toe nails trimmed back. I forgot before this trip and paid the price. The constant large vertical loss descent (pounding) heavily bruised three toes on each foot. Time will tell if I lose some nails.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:249 ft / 75 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4164 ft / 1268 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.1 mi / 14.6 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:249 ft / 75 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 149 ft / 46 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:San Bernardino Divide Trail & Forsee Creek Trail
    Start Trailhead:San Bernardino East Peak  10691 ft / 3258 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4064 ft / 1238 m
    Distance:7.3 mi / 11.7 km
    Route:Forsee Creek Trail
    End Trailhead:Forsee Creek Trailhead  6776 ft / 2065 m
    Time:3 Hours 5 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: San Bern Anderson 2014

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1San Bernardino East Peak2014-05-304115 ft / 1254 m
2San Bernardino Peak2014-05-30642 ft / 196 m
3Anderson Peak2014-05-30249 ft / 76 m
Total Trip Gain: 5006 ft / 1526 m    Total Trip Loss: 5006 ft / 1526 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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