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Mt. Barcroft

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Mt. Barcroft

Postby Vaca Russ » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:47 pm

TITLE: Mt. Barcroft

GENERAL OVERVIEW: This is a peak even an armchair mountaineer can summit. It is located in the White Mountain range just south of California's third largest peak. The hike is an easy one with a 1300 foot elevation gain


LOCATION: The White Mountains Wilderness is a 229,993 acre wilderness and is jointly administered by the Inyo National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management Bishop and Ridgecrest Field Offices. HST Map

ELEVATION: 13,040 feet

USGS TOPO MAP (7.5'): USGS WHITE MOUNTAIN PEAK Quad, California, Topographic Map

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: The trailhead is at the locked Barcroft gate on the road to the White Mountain Research Center. Follow the road north and veer off toward the summit at your leisure. The hike to the summit is slightly more than 2 miles.


1 Gate.JPG
Start the hike at this gated road that leads to the Barcroft Research Station.

2 Road Hike.JPG
Hike north up the road until you see the summit. Hike cross country over easy terrain to the summit.

3 Up slope.JPG
The slope is not at all technical.

4 White.JPG
California's third highest peak, White Mountain, is seen to the north.

5 Register.JPG
This is the puka built to shelter the register.

6 Famous Mountaineers.JPG
View the entries of famous mountaineers...

7 Regular People.JPG
...or of not so famous people.

8 Route down to lab.JPG
We traveled down the northeast slope above the lab.

9 Sheep.JPG
Cute Sheep!

10 lab.JPG
You might run into some of the research team like we did.
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