Ascent of Mount Jefferson on 2014-09-27
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, September 27, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||11941 ft / 3639 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe road from the Y going to 'Jefferson Summit' (a pass) has deteriorated significantly form Bob Sumner's description. 4wd, high clearance suggested. This is a delightful hike, but exposed if there are forecast thunderstorms. Temp at the trailhead at dawn was 27 degrees. When I arrived at the summit it was in the clouds, and so I missed the great views. I was expecting possible thunderstorms and snow, so quickly dashed back down the hill to the car.
A highlight of the trip was seeing a herd of about 50 Bighorn sheep up close. I won't say where.
This was my final Nevada County High Point! I returned to the Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah to meet my wife and celebrate.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2601 ft / 792 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6.2 mi / 10 km|
| Route:||So Ridge|
| Trailhead:||Midslope 9340 ft / 2846 m|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cold, Breezy|
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