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Ascent of Thunder Mountain on 2015-04-03

Climber: Max Rees

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, April 3, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Thunder Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8587 ft / 2617 m

Ascent Trip Report

Strating at Manker Flats I walked straight up Baldy Rd, around 2 switchbacks and then followed a drainage up about 100 feet to an access road behind a water tank. Once this met up with Baldy Rd proper I followed it up a ways until the chair lift is almost directly above you, then took another short cut. Both of these shortcuts are almost too steep to hike down but do cut significant distance (about a mile) and time from the hike up. Once at the top of Baldy Lodge head slightly downhill on what looks like a road but widens out to be a ski run. There is another trail to the left that connects to this called Morrows Mile or something (youll see the sign on the way back down) theres less drastic elevation change but its about 1/2 mile longer. About 1/4 mile from the peak (its where the chair lift drops you off) you can see the chairlift and a trail that curves right, it connects back to the peak but is slightly longer than going straight up.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2378 ft / 724 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2378 ft / 724 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.2 mi / 13.3 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2378 ft / 724 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Baldy Rd + Shortcuts
    Start Trailhead:Manker Flats  6209 ft / 1892 m
    Time:1 Hours 33 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2378 ft / 724 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:Baldy Rd
    End Trailhead:Manker Flats  6209 ft / 1892 m
    Time:1 Hours 38 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Max Rees
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