Ascent of Mount Bannon on 1978-07-19
|Others in Party:||jim & x from Green Bay & Madison|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 19, 1978|
|Ascent Type:||No Summit Goal|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||9200 ft / 2804 m|
Ascent Trip Reportwe leave Madison, Wi in a thunderstorm, forced to stop in Reedstown, WI at the Hwy 14 crossing of the Kickapoo River in flood, where a lad storms into the local tavern of rescue claiming "Bills' farm just washed down river." the Village of Soldier's Grove is destroyed in the flood and some years later is moved & rebuilt on the hill as "America's first Solar Village"
we hike into Death Canyon, have a moose encounter of a bad sort, mosquito encounter of the usual sort & the post trek "two dollar shower vs just keep on keepin' on" debate & fist fight! ah, youth! mirage on the road south of Hoback! oh wow man!
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2567 ft / 783 m|
| Trailhead:||Phelps Lake trailhead 6633 ft / 2021 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack|
| Nights Spent:||5 nights away from roads|
| Time Up:||3 Days |
| Time Down:||2 Days |
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