Ascent of Eagle Mountain on 2011-05-22

Climber: Ken Curtis

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, May 22, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Eagle Mountain
    Elevation:2301 ft / 701 m

Ascent Trip Report

The drive from Minneapolis was long with off and on rain most of the trip. No big deal, I was mentally prepared for rain and even hail, yet the possibility of tornados caught me off guard.

I started the hike like most, a fairly agressive pace (about 3 miles per hour) with the occasional stop for photo opportunities. However, within 30 minutes of leaving the car, the dark clouds, wind, rain and light hail had begun.

At this time I decided to kick my pace into high gear. This is nothing new, but the trail is loaded with boot catching tree roots and extreemly slippery rock which made fast travel downright unsafe.

Left Minneapolis at 5:00 am
Arrived trailhead: 10:12 am
Started hiking: 10:20 am
On the Summit: 11:28 am
Left Summit: 11:37 am
Back to car: 12:40 pm
Back to Minneapolis: 6:04 pm
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HP #6 (2011-05-22). Photo by Ken Curtis.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:554 ft / 169 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:Eagle mountain trail
    Trailhead:Eagle mountain trailhead  1747 ft / 532 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 8 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 3 Minutes

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