Ascent to Black Canyon of the Gunnison on 2008-06-21
|Date:||Saturday, June 21, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||No Summit Goal|
|Place:||Black Canyon of the Gunnison|
| Elevation:||2517 m / 8260 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportOne of several back country trails down to the river starts just west of the headquarters. You need to sign a permission form provided by the rangers, including a waiver for responsibility for injuries. The "trail," if it can be called that, is one of the steepest I've ever done, including, at one point, a series of chains to slide down and pull yourself up on the ascent. Because my wife was waiting at the top I turned around at roughly the three quarters point.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||445 m / 1460 ft|
| Distance:||4.5 km / 2.8 mi|
| Trailhead:||2072 m / 6800 ft|
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