Ascent of Mount Mildred on 2016-06-11

Climber: Marcus Sierra

Date:Saturday, June 11, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Mildred
    Elevation:8398 ft / 2559 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the west, took Mosquito Ridge Road from Foresthill, then the decent road just after the dam, signed for Chipmunk Ridge where we parked at 6650 feet. Followed road for 1 mile, then cross country rest of the day, up and over Chipmunk Ridge, and many, many minor ups and downs on this ridgeline traverse. The brush and downfall became tedious by the end, as did the constant ups/downs. Great view of Johnson Monument on ascent, it was very close to our route.

After summit we wanted to get Picayune Peak too, so we dropped down to Heavens Gate and were stymied by the giant gaps in the ridge. After a few unsuccessful attempt to go over and around to the west, we realized that the east, which was covered in steep snow, had the key. The snow was melted back a few feet from the rock wall, and we traversed in this narrow gap between the snow and cliffs. This was a bit under a quarter mile. The snow was nearly 10 feet high in places, towering over us as we traversed the gap. Awesome pictures!

Once we were out of the gap we made an easy and short class 3 ascent back to the ridge and followed it all the way to Picayune. Register is missing a pen so we couldn't sign in. Retraced route back, 14+ miles, 4000+ feet of gain, 8+ hours on a tough but great day.
Summary Total Data
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Marcus Sierra
Click Here for a Full Screen Map
Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

Download this GPS track as a GPX file

This page has been served 333 times since 2005-01-15.

Copyright © 1987-2019 by All Rights Reserved. Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page Terms of Service