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Distance

15.38 mi

Elevation gain

3,379 ft

Technical difficulty

Easy

Elevation loss

3,379 ft

Max elevation

14,233 ft

Trailrank

34

Min elevation

11,630 ft

Trail type

Loop
  • Photo of Summit
  • Photo of View of the switchback to the summit.
  • Photo of Wilderness Marker
  • Photo of Barcroft Observatory Dome
  • Photo of Barcroft Station
  • Photo of Trailhead

Time

8 hours 37 minutes

Coordinates

3055

Uploaded

August 10, 2015

Recorded

August 2015

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14,233 ft
11,630 ft
15.38 mi

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near Chalfant Valley, California (United States)

We camped at Grandview campgound at around 8,500' the night prior. Rising at 6am we drove the hour from camp to the 12,000' trailhead gate. There were people there waking up and starting up the trail. It looks like a descend place to camp, if don't mind the cold weather without much or any wind protection. At the trailhead there was an awesome view of the surrounding ranges and restrooms before we started the hike.

After 2mi of hiking we arrived at the Barcroft station and then quarter of a mile after the station we hit the Barcroft Observatory Dome.

For the next three miles we slowly made our way to 13,000'. At that point we started our last climb to the summit. In the end it was a beautiful and cool day, with just enough clouds to make our pictures interesting.
Summit

Summit

  • Photo of Summit
Waypoint

View of the switchback to the summit.

  • Photo of View of the switchback to the summit.
Waypoint

Wilderness Marker

  • Photo of Wilderness Marker
Waypoint

Barcroft Observatory Dome

  • Photo of Barcroft Observatory Dome
Waypoint

Barcroft Station

  • Photo of Barcroft Station
Restrooms available here.
Campsite

Trailhead

  • Photo of Trailhead
Some people camp here. There are restrooms.

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