Ascent of Delano Peak on 2010-08-10
|Others in Party:||Blake Hanson|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 10, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||12169 ft / 3709 m|
Ascent Trip ReportInteresting trip as we did this as a night hike. We did the route on a clear night with a new moon, so the only light was starlight. I would recommend using a good high-power headlamp and a mapping GPS if you do the same, in the daylight the route would be very easy to follow.
Some scrambling is required on the route if you stay at the very ridgeline, but buttresses can be bypassed easily. The route is across open country, with low alpine grass and rocky areas, but no boulder fields.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1605 ft / 488 m|
| Extra Gain:||448 ft / 136 m|
| Distance:||4.5 mi / 7.2 km|
| Route:||Delano Peak NW Ridgeline|
| Trailhead:||Paiute Trail Pass above Mud Lake 11460 ft / 3493 m|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cold, Windy, Clear|
Night hike, new moon, clear
| Time Up:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Time Down:||1 Hours |
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