Ascent of Flat Top Mountain on 2009-07-19
|Date:||Sunday, July 19, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Flat Top Mountain|
| Elevation:||12354 ft / 3765 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMeetup.com trip. We hiked the North Derby Trail from Stillwater Reservoir to the pass, then hiked along the ridge to the top. There were mosquitoes out the (expletive) yin-yang out there. Good thing I brought insect repellent.
While on the ridge, two hikers in our group decided to head down to Hooper Lake to have a swim, so Dave and myself went to the summit. There were several other hikers going for the summit, which surprised me since there's no official trail to Flat Top Mtn. Interesting, rocky summit.
I need to come back to the Flat Tops sometime. I had heard great things about this place, and I was not disappointed at all.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2099 ft / 640 m|
| Distance:||8.6 mi / 13.8 km|
| Route:||North Derby Trail|
| Trailhead:||Stillwater Reservoir 10255 ft / 3125 m|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Partly Cloudy|
|Ascent Part of Trip: The Flat Tops 2009 (1 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
|2||Flat Top Mountain||2009-07-19|
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