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Ascent of Grinnell Mountain on 2011-08-20

Climber: Mat Kelliher

Others in Party:Tanya Roton
Chris Spisak
Date:Saturday, August 20, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Grinnell Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:10284 ft / 3134 m

Ascent Trip Report

***Private Outing***

Took Fish Creek Trail to Grinnell Mtn and Lake Peak. Had trouble finding second (higher) shortcut to bypass switchbacks; found it and got back on it after about an hour. Very well marked use trail to summit of Grinnel from the Fish Creek Saddle Campground (FCSC). Headed back down to FCSC after Grinnell for a short, simple, XC ascent to Lake Peak. Attempted 10K Ridge from Lake across ridge, but turned back about 0.5 mile before summit to avoid having to cross this section in the dark. Mileage and gain includes Grinnell, Lake, and unsuccessful attempt at 10K.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3100 ft / 945 m
    Distance:11.4 mi / 18.3 km
    Trailhead:7184 ft / 2189 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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