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Ascent of Kit Carson Mountain on 2007-07-29

Climber: Patrick Lilly

Others in Party:Trisha Conlon
Date:Sunday, July 29, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kit Carson Mountain
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14165 ft / 4317 m

Ascent Trip Report

Standard peakbaggers' route: from Willow Lake (11,840 ft.), up the north slopes of Challenger Pt., over the summit of Challenger, down (about 300 ft.) to the Kit Carson/Challenger saddle, then first up and then down along "Kit Carson Avenue" to the class 2+ gully at its end, and a short scramble to the summit. 5 hrs. up, 3hr., 15 min. down. Clouds threatened in the morning, but produced to precipitation, or wind.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5265 ft / 1605 m
    Distance:26 mi / 41.8 km
    Route:Willow Creek, N slopes of Challenger Pt.
    Trailhead:Willow Creek TH  8900 ft / 2712 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:9 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:4 Hours 



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