Ascent of Olancha Peak on 2010-06-27
|Others in Party:||Tanya Roton|
|Date:||Sunday, June 27, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||12123 ft / 3695 m|
Ascent Trip Report***Sierra Peaks Section Outing***
Led by Patty Kline, Jim Fleming
3 day trip
Comments: First trip with SPS, taken to satisfy the first of two required outings for WTC course graduation. Mosquitos were out in force; they were really bad around sundown.
1st Day - Hiked 8 miles with 4,000' gain over Olancha Pass to PCT camp at about 9,700'. Very steep, hot, tough hike on Olancha Peak Trail for the first 4 miles to Olancha Pass - 3,300' gain over this section. Relatively flat second 4 mile stretch on PCT with 700' gain over last mile or so to camp.
2nd Day - 8 mile round trip with about 2,400' gain to summit of Olancha Peak. Last 1.5 miles over steep, high Class 2 terrain with about 1,500' gain. Route up was on west side of Peak; route off was over much less steep terrain on north side of peak.
3rd Day - 8 miles out over PCT and down Olancha Peak Trail. Temperatures in the mid-90's coming down OPT.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||6423 ft / 1958 m|
| Distance:||24 mi / 38.6 km|
| Route:||Olancha Peak Trail to PCT|
| Trailhead:||Olancha Peak Trailhead 5700 ft / 1737 m|
| Quality:||9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
On the warm side of pleasant; mid-90s coming down OPT
| Time Up:||2 Days |
| Time Down:||1 Days |
|Ascent Part of Trip: WTC Exp 1: Olancha Peak (2 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
| ||Olancha Peak||2010-06-27|
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