Ascent of Glacier Point on 2011-09-01

Climber: Bill Symonds

Others in Party:Wife
and parents
Date:Thursday, September 1, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Glacier Point
    Elevation:7214 ft / 2198 m

Ascent Trip Report

Visited Glacier Point for second time, this time with daughter and parents in addition to wife. No real hike required. The road to the visitor's center is closed in the winter and part of spring, but otherwise it's about a 20-min drive up Glacier Point Rd to the visitor's center parking lot. 4x4 vehicle not required. Once there, Glacier Point is an easy 0.3 mile walk north on the park service trails. It's not really a peak per se; more of a lookout, as the parking lot itself is actually higher. However, it's a beautiful lookout and well worth the drive.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:69 ft / 21 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:Maintained trails near visitor's center
    Trailhead:Visitor's center parking lot  7283 ft / 2219 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:20 Minutes

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