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Ascent of Windom Peak on 2011-07-23

Climber: Derek Loranger

Others in Party:The PD
Date:Saturday, July 23, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Windom Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    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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