Ascent to Granite Peak-above Sky Top lakes on west ridge on 1994-08-03

Climber: David J. Rhude

Others in Party:Kate Eifler
John Rhude
friend of johns
Date:Wednesday, August 3, 1994
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Point Reached:Granite Peak - above Sky Top lakes on west ridge
    Elevation:11200 ft / 3413 m

Ascent Trip Report

we hike from near Cooke City to Aero Lakes and bushwhack to the snowfield just above the Sky Top Lakes within sight of the summit. we hunker down after violent lighting. upon coming out we learn two fly fishermen get killed to our south by lightning the same afternoon.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3150 ft / 960 m
    Route:Lady of the Lake trail, Zimmer trail
    Trailhead:Colter Pass   8050 ft / 2453 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Thunderstorm, Cool, Very Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Days 

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