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Ascent of Hat Mountain on 2014-06-30

Climber: Scott Burley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, June 30, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Hat Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8745 ft / 2665 m

Ascent Trip Report

Not wanting to descend all the way down to Lost Lake only to climb out again, twice, I decided to bushwhack through the Skunk Cabbage Creek drainage to the southwest. It worked well, although the ground looks like it would be very marshy if it hadn't been so dry this year. True to name, there is a lot of skunk cabbage, and it stained my socks green. Coming down I veered a little further to the north, and encountered some class 3 talus. This is avoidable though, and the route is all class 2 otherwise.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1629 ft / 496 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1629 ft / 496 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.6 mi / 13.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1212 ft / 369 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 782 ft / 238 m; Extra: 430 ft / 131m
    Loss on way in:430 ft / 131 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route:XC through Skunk Cabbage drainage
    Start Trailhead:1/4 mi before Camp One  7963 ft / 2427 m
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1199 ft / 365 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 782 ft / 238 m; Extra: 417 ft / 127m
    Gain on way out:417 ft / 127 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:XC through Skunk Cabbage drainage
    End Trailhead:1/4 mi before Camp One  7963 ft / 2427 m
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Scott Burley
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