Ascent of Sonora Peak on 2015-09-12
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, September 12, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||11459 ft / 3492 m|
Ascent Trip Reportdecided to try this from saint mary's pass trailhead. on the final approach things were a bit more slippery than i would prefer. after chatting with another couple at the top and studying my topo map i decided to try to make a loop of it. there was a clear use trail continuing along the ridge at the top which i assumed would connect with the PCT. eventually i descended to a crevice that i was nervous about continuing down -- i suspect it would have been fine had i come up that way and knew what to expect, but i ended up backing up and coming down through a dry creek instead. after i was on the PCT for a short way i decided it'd be much more fun to go cross-country back to saint mary's pass TH rather than go all the way out to PCT TH and then walk along the narrow CA-108 road.
views were great, but smoke was filling in from the west due to the butte fire.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2301 ft / 700 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||2301 ft / 701 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||4.9 mi / 7.9 km|
| Grade/Class:||class 2|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||2001 ft / 609 m|
| Distance:||2.2 mi / 3.5 km|
| Start Trailhead:||saint mary's pass trailhead 9458 ft / 2882 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 46 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||2301 ft / 701 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 2001 ft / 610 m; Extra: 300 ft / 91m|
| Gain on way out:||300 ft / 91 m|
| Distance:||2.7 mi / 4.3 km|
| End Trailhead:||saint mary's pass trailhead 9458 ft / 2882 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 8 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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