Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2009-08-21

Climber: James Carter

Date:Friday, August 21, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wheeler Peak
    Elevation:13063 ft / 3981 m

Ascent Trip Report

First trip to Wheeler and it was amazing. Great weather and took my time getting to the top. Misjudged and ran out of water on the way down.

Met Jim Johnson from Fernley and the rest of his family. Jim was climbing yet another peak for his birthday. Today is his 83 birthday! Wow. Very impressive indeed.

Last mile is quite steep and almost a scramble getting to the top. Still, quite easy as the weather was good.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3062 ft / 933 m
    Distance:8.4 mi / 13.5 km
    Trailhead:Campground  10001 ft / 3048 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 25 Minutes

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