Ascent of Potato Peak on 2015-08-25

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Potato Peak
    Elevation:10237 ft / 3120 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Bridgeport, I drove 7.8 miles up Aurora Canyon road, turned right onto Bodie Masonic road (county road 169) and drove another 4.5 miles, parking along the shoulder at Rough Creek. I hiked up a 4x road to its end, then went cross country to the top. The register was placed by Barbara Lilley on Sept. 4, 2014 (not bad for someone who is in her mid 80's). I dropped down from Potato to a 4x road, which I took towards Bodie Mountain, then made my way up to the top. The summit register on Bodie was also placed by Barbara Lilley. After signing the register, I made my way down Bodie's north slope to the truck. The climbing is class 1 except for a little class 2 towards the top of both peaks. Trip stats include mileage and elevation gain for both peaks. Also, the roads are graded dirt and can be driven by most cars.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1585 ft / 482 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1585 ft / 483 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1200 ft / 365 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:See GPS track
    Start Trailhead:Bodie Masonic road  9037 ft / 2754 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1585 ft / 483 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1200 ft / 366 m; Extra: 385 ft / 117m
    Gain on way out:385 ft / 117 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    End Trailhead:Bodie Masonic road  9037 ft / 2754 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Greg Gerlach
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