Ascent of Garfield Hills High Point on 2014-06-22

Climber: Eric Kassan

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 Report

I 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
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    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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