Ascent of Castle Peak on 2007-05-28
|Others in Party:||Ashley (my girlfriend)|
|Date:||Monday, May 28, 2007|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||9103 ft / 2774 m|
Ascent Trip ReportGreat day with near perfect conditions for hiking. My girlfriend decided she wanted to try hiking out and as I had been eyeing this peak and its claimed "good for children" ease we headed out. All in all a nice easy hike up the Pacific Crest Trail which was still quite snow covered but easy to follow then a right at the ridge line and up to the base of the summit blocks. My girlfriend found a place to sit and I pounded out the remaining block itself. I climbed the wrong one 2 times before finally getting to the top of a fairly easy class 4 where the summit register and survey marker awaited me.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2103 ft / 641 m|
| Distance:||5 mi / 8 km|
| Route:||pacific crest to ridgeline|
| Trailhead:||Boreal Exit of I-80 7000 ft / 2133 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Rock Climb|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Time Up:||2 Hours 50 Minutes|
| Time Down:||2 Hours |
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