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Ascent of Wright Mountain on 2016-01-09

Climber: Keith Robinson

Date:Saturday, January 9, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wright Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8505 ft / 2592 m

Ascent Trip Report

SNOW HIKE: DIRECT ROUTE UP RIDGELINE Freshly fallen 24 inches of dry powder made this a snowshoe hike. The traditional trail was buried in snow and uninteresting. We made a direct route up a ridgeline and through some meandering drainage shoots to intersect the PCT near the summit. Every hint of road or trail was completely buried and a finding of the peak was purely directional and due to memory. Very cold and snow began to fall again on the summit. Made lunch and coffee and then blasted down the ridgeline again running through virgin powder.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes



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