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Ascent of Arctic Point on 2014-08-09

Climber: Mihai Giurgiulescu

Others in Party:Jose Macias
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, August 9, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Arctic Point
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8336 ft / 2540 m

Ascent Trip Report

Access notes: Combination of roads provided in the HPS guide is accurate, as are the distances for the most part. The quality of the roads deteriorates the farther in they are, but a passenger car can still make it for most of the way. FR 3N07 has some big craters that must be crossed, when dry they are not a problem however the presence of water can create deep pools and slippery mud. FR 3N43 is really rough and impassable to all vehicles except the most advanced off-road cars or motorcycles. Parking about a quarter mile in from the 3N07 turnoff adds an extra half-mile to the hike each way.

Hiking notes: The directions in the HPS guide are vague and not useful. GPS or map and compass required to reach the top. The west slopes are covered in trees and vegetation, making orientation difficult. The top of the summit ridge is rocky, must find a gap to go through, then around the ridge on its eastern side to get to the true summit. Views are poor.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1006 ft / 306 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1006 ft / 306 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:976 ft / 297 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 896 ft / 273 m; Extra: 80 ft / 24m
    Loss on way in:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:Forest Road 3N43/West Slope XC
    Start Trailhead:Forest Road 3N43  7440 ft / 2267 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:926 ft / 282 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 896 ft / 273 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m
    Gain on way out:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:Forest Road 3N43/West Slope XC
    End Trailhead:Forest Road 3N43  7440 ft / 2267 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Big Bear North 08-14

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Crafts Peak2014-08-091484 ft / 452 m
2Butler Peak2014-08-09921 ft / 281 m
3Arctic Point2014-08-091006 ft / 307 m
Total Trip Gain: 3411 ft / 1040 m    Total Trip Loss: 3411 ft / 1040 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mihai Giurgiulescu
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