Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2011-07-31

Climber: David Hubbard

Others in Party:Cheryl Hubbard
Date:Sunday, July 31, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wheeler Peak
    Elevation:13063 ft / 3981 m

Ascent Trip Report

We hiked from the Wheeler Campground TH (mainly because there are restrooms there and none at the Summit TH), and took about 5 hours to get to the Peak, with a stop for lunch and about 200 photo stops. Snow covering the trail near the top caused us to have to do a rock scramble. we weren't to sure about trying it at all until some other hikers came along and showed the way. Hiked down in about 2.5 hours and then toured Lehman Caves. Nice full day. Cheryl was really sore for a couple of days!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3060 ft / 933 m
    Distance:8.4 mi / 13.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3060 ft / 933 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Trailhead:10003 ft / 3048 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km

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