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Ascent of Mount Saint John on 2016-02-05

Climber: Andrew Kirmse

Others in Party:David Sanger
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, February 5, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Saint John
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:2375 ft / 723 m

Ascent Trip Report

This can be done on mainly park and BLM land, but the remaining part was an ugly, ugly bushwhack for us. There is a lot of construction equipment near the old La Joya mercury mine.

I left a summit register in the rocks near the rusty old hand saw and scythe on top. Great views of the Napa Valley and out to the Sierras.
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The summit cairn, with old tools that would have been handy on the painful bushwhack up (2016-02-05). Photo by Andrew Kirmse.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2295 ft / 698 m
    Extra Gain:600 ft / 182 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11 mi / 17.7 km
    Trailhead:Sugarloaf Ridge State Park  1280 ft / 390 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack



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