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Ascent of Adams Peak on 2018-05-12

Climber: Andy Spivack

Date:Saturday, May 12, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Adams Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8199 ft / 2499 m

Ascent Trip Report

Followed Matthew Hengst's vehicle GPS track for this one, which was very helpful. With a truck, made it a bit further along the road up and parked at 39.9185, -120.1115 and headed north up the hill to an old, overgrown, roadbed. We followed this a little before intersecting with another road across a meadow. It seemed like the road petered out so we struck up towards Adams. Snow had started by this point, and clouds obscured the peak so we we just headed up as best we could, over small snow fields and up steep, bushy slopes, until reaching the top that required an easy scramble over some boulders.

No views on account of the clouds and snow so headed down quickly. We ended up finding a use trail just east of where we ascended which made the decent even easier. This ended up bringing us back to the road we "thought" had petered out. I'd recommend this route if you end up parking where we did.

Overall, a short and chilly bushwacking slog with no views.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1156 ft / 352 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Trailhead:39.9185, -120.1115  7043 ft / 2146 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Breezy, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 3 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:35 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Andy Spivack
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