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Ascent of Mount McGee on 2010-08-18

Climber: Lisa Barboza

Others in Party:Daryn Dodge
Eddie Sudol
Jim Ramaker
Shane Smith
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Bus
Peak:Mount McGee
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12944 ft / 3945 m

Ascent Trip Report

From our Evolution Lake Camp, we ditched our sleep gear near Wanda Lake, took our food and went cross country from the JMT to climb the South Chute, goes at CL3. There was a lot of loose rock and rockfall in the chute and we all wore helmets.

Once out of the chute, a nice CL3 scramble over to the summit. Great views and glad this one is done!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3800 ft / 1158 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13.8 mi / 22.2 km
    Trailhead:9144 ft / 2787 m
    Grade/Class:CL3
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
Ascent Part of Trip: Evolution 2010 (6 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Mendel2010-08-154495 ft / 1370 m
2Mount Goethe2010-08-162500 ft / 762 m
3The Hermit2010-08-172900 ft / 884 m
4Mount McGee2010-08-183800 ft / 1158 m
4Mount Huxley2010-08-192400 ft / 732 m
6Mount Fiske2010-08-192200 ft / 671 m
Total Trip Gain: 18295 ft / 5577 m    Total Trip Loss: 14300 ft / 4359 m



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