Ascent of Mount Union on 2012-04-14

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Joel Brewster
Anji Cerney
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, April 14, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Union
    Elevation:7979 ft / 2431 m

Ascent Trip Report

An otherwise easy walk up a road, but everything was covered in snow and lots was falling as we were hiking up to the lookout tower, which was locked. Fell and hurt my surgically-repaired shoulder near the end of the hike, but fortunately did no structural damage. Hike on the road was out and back, but we accidentally passed our turnoff and had to backtrack to a different trail. It was so cold when we started, that no one wanted to wait long enough for my GPS to acquire satellites, and it didn't do so while we were moving. Hence missing the correct turnoff.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:679 ft / 206 m
    Elevation Loss:679 ft / 206 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Calm, Low Clouds
Snowing, heavy at times
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:679 ft / 206 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:Jeep road, with extra distance
    Trailhead:E Poland Rd near Copper Penny mine  7300 ft / 2225 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 13 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:679 ft / 206 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    Route:Jeep road
    Trailhead:E Poland Rd near Copper Penny mine  7300 ft / 2225 m
    Time Down:47 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by BMS 914
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