Ascent of Potato Peak on 2017-09-30
|Date:||Saturday, September 30, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||10237 ft / 3120 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFollowed Greg Gerlach's directions to Rough Creek via Aurora Canyon Road to Bodie-Masonic Road (roughly 12.5 miles from downtown Bridgeport). Made it up here with my friends in their subcompact Toyota Echo. Roads are in great shape and easily done by car.
Followed the 4WD road up from Rough Creek toward Potato Peak. As the road ended headed cross country straight toward the peak. Perhaps one or two easy class 3 moves near the summit, depending on specifically where you end up ascending the peak. Descended the mellower west side and walked the 4WD trail to Bodie Mountain and cross country to the top from there. Descended back towards Rough Creek through a wash that made for easy going.
Views of the Sierra, Bridgeport Valley, and Mono Lake are incredible from both Peaks. You can also see the historic ghost town of Bodie from the top of Bodie Mountain.
Took Bodie-Masonic Road rest of the way to town of Bodie. All-in-all, a fun day of solitude on little visited peaks and dirt roads.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1522 ft / 463 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1522 ft / 463 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||3.8 mi / 6.1 km|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||1193 ft / 363 m|
| Distance:||1.2 mi / 1.9 km|
| Start Trailhead:||Bodie-Masonic Road at Rough Creek 9044 ft / 2756 m|
| Loss on way out:||1522 ft / 463 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 1193 ft / 364 m; Extra: 329 ft / 100m|
| Gain on way out:||329 ft / 100 m|
| Distance:||2.7 mi / 4.3 km|
| End Trailhead:||Bodie-Masonic Road at Rough Creek 9044 ft / 2756 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Potato-Bodie|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 3044 ft / 928 m Total Trip Loss: 3044 ft / 928 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Andy Spivack
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