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Pattons Throne, California


 

Elevation: 2019 feet, 615 meters


Approx. Isolation: 6.69 mi, 10.77 km
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)33° 32' 50'' N, 115° 29' 19'' W
33.547225, -115.488517 (Dec Deg)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceCalifornia
County/Second Level RegionRiverside
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Total successful ascents logged by registered Peakbagger.com users: 10
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Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2016-01-15 by Dan Baxter
     2016-12-27 by Patrick Vaughn (GPS Track)
     2016-12-27 by David Comerzan

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This could also just be called "Point 2019'". More formally, it is also referred to as "General George S. Patton, Jr's Kings Throne.
It is an insignificant bump that would have little value to the peakbagging crowd, except for its rather unusual historical significance: During WWII General Patton used this area between the Chuckwalla, Chocolate and Orocopia Mtns to train his troops for N Africa, and it was from this small knoll that Patton set up his personal observation station, which many of his troops called his "Throne"!
It can easily be reached from exit 182 on I-10 (one exit east of the Patton Museum at Chiriaco summit) then heading S on Gas Line Road. You can drive much closer than Gas Line Rd, but I recommend stopping there and do a walk/exploration to the short road Patton had bulldozed to the summit. Artifacts lie everywhere!
Its also a good side excursion for those heading to climb the DPS listed Chuckwalla Mountain and/or the Little Chuckwalla Mtns Wilderness Area HP, and/or the P2K Black Butte, as the Gas Line Road connects onto the Bradshaw Trail.
For further info check out:
http://wikimapia.org/23659618/General-George-S-Patton-Jr-s-King-s-Throne
and
http://www.dustyway.com/2008/04/general-patton-and-kings-throne.html
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   Distance: 6.69 mi/10.77 km
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Peak 4118  (ENE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Central and Southern California Ranges
Range4: Peninsular Southern California Ranges
Range5: Chocolate Mountains
Drainage BasinsSalton Sea
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
Topo MapRed Cloud Canyon O33115e4 1:24,000
Data SourcePartially verified user peak addition
This peak was submitted to the Peakbagger.com database by Dan Baxter.



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