Ascent of Granite Mountain on 2018-01-20

Climber: Larry Edmonds

Others in Party:Jim Wick -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Sharon Gott
Afra Roet
Neal Matthys
Shelley Rogers and Mark Sutton
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, January 20, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Granite Mountain
    Elevation:5633 ft / 1716 m

Ascent Trip Report

A windy cold day but beautiful. From 4624 on got sperodic snow flurries. Went up Cool Canyon and then up the ridge over 4624 and 5184 to the peak. On the way down I made a major blunder. After going over 4624 I was looking down at an un-named canyon that comes out on S2 near Box Canyon. I thought I was looking down into Cool canyon so descended that canyon. It was not until I spotted Mason Valley a ways out below me that I realized I was not in the right canyon. At that point I was fairly close to S2 so continued down the canyon to S2 and started walking the highway back with my thumb out. As I was passing Blair Valley someone finally stopped and offered me a ride. Was a nice route down though. A nice canyon and another possible route up.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3900 ft / 1188 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3900 ft / 1188 m
    Distance:11.5 mi / 18.5 km
    Route:See trip report
    Start Trailhead:1733 ft / 528 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Granite Mtn-1-20-2018 (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Peak 46242018-01-20 
2Peak 51842018-01-20 
3Granite Mountain2018-01-203900 ft / 1189 m
Total Trip Gain: 3900 ft / 1189 m

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