Ascent of Owens Peak on 2010-05-02

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Pat Hadley
Date:Sunday, May 2, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Owens Peak
    Elevation:8453 ft / 2576 m

Ascent Trip Report

This trip was long and challenging. The PCT from Walker Pass through Owens Saddle is not that well maintained, and it was not built with care to avoid up-and-down. As a result, the elevation gain on this hike is more than one might expect.

Probably the biggest challenge for me was the "trail" from Owens Saddle to the summit, aside from it being VERY steep, it was not a trail, it was a route (cairns led the way, but the terrain was mostly class 2.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4207 ft / 1282 m
    Elevation Loss:4207 ft / 1282 m
    Distance:19.5 mi / 31.4 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3707 ft / 1130 m
    Extra Loss:500 ft / 152 m
    Distance:9.7 mi / 15.7 km
    Route:PCT to southwest ridge
    Trailhead:Walker Pass  5246 ft / 1598 m
    Time Up:5 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3707 ft / 1130 m
    Extra Gain:500 ft / 152 m
    Distance:9.7 mi / 15.7 km
    Route:southwest ridge to PCT
    Trailhead:Walker Pass  5246 ft / 1598 m
    Time Down:4 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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