Ascent of Garfield Hills High Point on 2014-06-22
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, June 22, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
|Peak:||Garfield Hills High Point|
| Elevation:||8085 ft / 2464 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI didn't read up on how to get to the saddle northwest of the peaks that others' had used, so I assumed it would be the road coming out of Luning. WRONG! While even Google Maps shows that road as being a through road, I can't fathom how. I don't see how a road ever could have been there, and, indeed, I didn't see any traces of one above where I parked at 6480'. Though if the road never existed, I don't know why there would be a road to the mouth of the canyon. Hmmm.
Anyway, it was a scenic canyon, and an enjoyable route to the peak.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1905 ft / 579 m|
| Extra Gain:||150 ft / 45 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||4.2 mi / 6.8 km|
| Route:||"road" to northwest ridge|
| Trailhead:||Road N of peak @ 6480' 6480 ft / 1975 m|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Time:||1 Hours 45 Minutes|
| Time:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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