Ascent of Gardner Peak on 2010-06-06

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Derek Lester
Date:Sunday, June 6, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Gardner Peak
    Elevation:9488 ft / 2891 m

Ascent Trip Report

The Gardner Peak trail is underestimated at only 3 miles - it is more like 4 (maybe 3.5 taking the older, more direct route in the lower segment), and the higher reaches are more difficult to follow. From the end, there is a half mile of steep, uneven, loose, and heavily vegetated slope that must be climbed to reach the summit. At this time, there were many downed trees both on the trail and off.

Unfortunately, the summit is surrounded by trees on most sides, restricting what would otherwise be a great view. One does get to see many views from the trail, however.

Note: in the lower section, there is now a less-steep (and hence longer) option. When the trail goes between a break in the barbed wire fence, the new trail (the widest and most apparent) goes off to the left, while the older trail goes to the right.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3048 ft / 928 m
    Elevation Loss:6840 ft / 2083 m
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2948 ft / 898 m
    Extra Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Gardner Peak trail -> scramble
    Trailhead:Gardner Peak trailhead  6640 ft / 2023 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:6740 ft / 2053 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Gardner Peak trail -> scramble
    Trailhead:Gardner Peak trailhead  2848 ft / 868 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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