Ascent of Windom Peak on 2011-07-23
|Others in Party:||The PD|
|Date:||Saturday, July 23, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14087 ft / 4293 m|
Ascent Trip Report
The plan was this: Take the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway north halfway to Needleton, get off and hike up to Chicago Basin. Establish a base camp and spend two full days up there doing whatever we wanted. Hike back down to Needleton to take the train north to Silverton. Have a quick bite and take the bus back down to Durango, where we would stash a duffel bag for showering and changing into clean clothes after our hike. We would take the shuttle back to the airport, catch a flight to Denver and then a plane home to San Diego. It was a good plan.
Read my trip report at 100 Peaks.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2919 ft / 889 m|
| Distance:||5.2 mi / 8.3 km|
| Route:||Windom Peak Trail|
| Trailhead:||Camp at the Chicago Basin 11168 ft / 3404 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
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