Ascent of Mount Gibbs on 1997-08-30
|Date:||Saturday, August 30, 1997|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||12773 ft / 3893 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrederick Law Olmsted made the first ascent on horseback with W. H. Brewer on August 31, 1864 and named the peak for Oliver Wolcott Gibbs (1822-1908), professor of science at Harvard. (Browning, p. 79)
The peak is on the eastern boundary of Yosemite National Park and the Ansel Adams Wilderness of the Inyo National Forest. The peak is normally dayhiked and no permits are needed for this. The Tioga Pass road is closed in winter.
The peak can be dayhiked from the Tioga Pass Road or by making a traverse from Mount Dana on the north. The traverse from Dana takes about 2 hours. The north ridge of Gibbs is enjoyable scrambling on fairly solid rock. Allow about 2 hours for the hike from the summit of Gibbs to the Tioga Pass entrance station descending the NW slopes. 9/97 RLC
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