Ascent of Crater Mountain on 2018-05-12

Climber: Lisa Barboza

Others in Party:with my Husband Brian
Date:Saturday, May 12, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
Peak:Crater Mountain
    Elevation:9172 ft / 2795 m

Ascent Trip Report

We camped at the Magic Forest overnight, close to the TH. Temperatures were 27F in early morning, warming to the mid-40F temperatures. You don't do this climb for the glory - you do it for the views!

On top of Crater Mountain, one of the Mono Craters that erupted 40,000 years ago, you can see the entire Sierra down as far as McGee Creek, including Lake Crowley. Views of Banner and Ritter, the Minarets, as well as the eastern Yosemite Peaks were all in view. The ever-changing colors of Mono Lake were fascinating.

A worthwhile slog up the cinders, and a fast plunging down step descent made up for the grind.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1636 ft / 498 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.1 mi / 6.5 km
    Trailhead:7536 ft / 2296 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Lisa Barboza
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