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Ascent of Parsons Peak-Northwest Ridge on 2017-09-09

Climber: Andrew Kirmse

Others in Party:Daryn Dodge
Kathy Rich
Dean Gaudet -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 9, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Parsons Peak-Northwest Ridge
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12040 ft / 3669 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was part of a 4 day backpack trip to Lyell and Parsons to get the two county high points. After slogging up the talus pile to the summit of Parsons, we went downhill about 100 feet to find a small cairn at the point where three counties meet. Although there was no summit register, there was a small metal disk that read "CRE 855 COHPER".

Photos
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3540 ft / 1078 m
    Total Elevation Loss:400 ft / 121 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3540 ft / 1078 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3140 ft / 957 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m
    Loss on way in:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:12.3 mi / 19.8 km
    Start Trailhead:8900 ft / 2712 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Lyell (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Lyell2017-09-085014 ft / 1528 m
2Parsons Peak2017-09-09 a 
3Parsons Peak-Northwest Ridge2017-09-09 b3540 ft / 1079 m
Total Trip Gain: 8554 ft / 2607 m    Total Trip Loss: 900 ft / 274 m



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