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Ascent of Sunrise Mountain on 2014-07-20

Climber: Dan Baxter

Others in Party:Dennis Poulin
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, July 20, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Sunrise Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:10640 ft / 3243 m

Ascent Trip Report

Dennis Poulin and I climbed this peak directly after summiting the nearby peak to the NW, which has been labeled "Mexican Mine Peak" by Henry the Mountain Man. The latter is currently ranked #37 on the Non-Sierra California 10,000' Peaks list.

Dennis and I felt that visibly this peak appeared to be slightly higher. This was confirmed using Dennis' Seco Brand levelling tool. I.e. this peak was slightly higher from the "Mexican Mine Peak", and "Mexican Mine Peak" was lower from this peak, as tested with the tool.

The #37 ranked peak on the list should therefore be moved to this peak.

Note I could find no evidence from the topo maps or the Schulman Park center to support the names given to either of this peaks, nor the surrounding peaks ("Inyo Mtns View Pk", "Sierra View Pk", "Schulman Grove Pk", "Cabin Trail HP", "Dolomite Ridge HP", "Methuselah Ridge HP", "Discovery Pk", etc) and wonder where the author (Henry the Mountain Man) obtained them.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:690 ft / 210 m
    Grade/Class:trail brief Class 2
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:690 ft / 210 m
    Route:Cabin Trail then XC
    Start Trailhead:Schulman Grove Visitor Center  9950 ft / 3032 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:NE slope then the other trail



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