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Ascent of Big Pine Mountain on 2018-05-16

Climber: Valerie Norton

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Big Pine Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:6800 ft / 2072 m

Ascent Trip Report

The rest of day 2 backpacking 4 days with easy start and finish days. I dropped my gear at Alamar Station (or Saddle or Camp, as the name may be since the station is long gone) and overshot the peak to get a bit of water at Big Pine Spring, then up to the top for the evening. Loads of details here.

Trail: old road is obvious but unmarked. It is unusable with all the huge trees, usually high enough to crawl under except for all the branches in the way. It is also getting choked with ceanothus in places.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1435 ft / 437 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1435 ft / 436 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Bivouac
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1435 ft / 437 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1127 ft / 343 m; Extra: 308 ft / 93m
    Loss on way in:308 ft / 93 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:semblance of road
    Start Trailhead:Alamar Station  5673 ft / 1729 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1127 ft / 343 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:semblance of road
    End Trailhead:Alamar Station  5673 ft / 1729 m
Ascent Part of Trip: 3 big 4 (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Madulce Peak2018-05-164073 ft / 1241 m
2Big Pine Mountain2018-05-161435 ft / 437 m
3Samon Peak2018-05-173084 ft / 940 m
Total Trip Gain: 8592 ft / 2618 m    Total Trip Loss: 8592 ft / 2618 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Valerie Norton
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