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Ascent of Mars Hill on 2018-07-02

Climber: Mark Smith

Others in Party:Austin D. Smith
Brenda Smith
Doug McGinnis
Claire McGinnis
Date:Monday, July 2, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mars Hill
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:-194 ft / -59 m

Ascent Trip Report

The summit is perhaps 200 feet off the highway and is easily reachable in less than one minute. However, our ascent took longer as we debated which summit-area rock is the true highpoint. This peak has no prominence since it is not enclosed by a contour line. The summit elevation is between -240 feet and -200 feet, not -180 feet as reported. The USGS GNIS (Geographic Names Information System) has assigned an elevation of -233 feet (https://geonames.usgs.gov, search for Feature ID:1667292).
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:118 degrees F



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