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Ascent to Liberty Cap-Just below Nevada Fall on 2010-10-30

Climber: Ken Morris

Others in Party:My brother Jason
Date:Saturday, October 30, 2010
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Liberty Cap - Just below Nevada Fall
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5800 ft / 1767 m

Ascent Trip Report

The bulk of the trail to Vernal Fall was a paved steady incline. Then it became carved steps. Very steep at this point. Bring a rain jacket for the moisture from the falls. We turned around about 150 feet below Nevada Fall due to impending darkness. A very strenuous climb with majestic rock walls on all sides, and two spectacular waterfalls.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1850 ft / 564 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:John Muir Trail
    Trailhead:Curry Village  3950 ft / 1203 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Sunny with precip from falls
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:40 Minutes



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