Ascent of Delano Peak on 2012-05-27
|Others in Party:||Anji Cerney|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, May 27, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||12169 ft / 3709 m|
Ascent Trip ReportCouldn't get past the lower gate (locked) at Big John Flat, which added distance. Cold and overcast, with some snow flurries. Upper mountain was covered in Sastrugi, which offered good grip in rubber soles. Temp at the summit was approx 21 degrees F with 30+ mph sustained winds - unseasonably cold for late May. I saw no mountain goats. Collin hurt his knee slipping on a snow bank blocking the road while eating Pringles during the descent.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3375 ft / 1029 m|
| Distance:||11.7 mi / 18.8 km|
| Route:||Road, then SW Ridge|
| Trailhead:||Campground below Big John Flats 8794 ft / 2680 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground|
| Weather:||Snowing, Frigid, Very Windy, Overcast|
Very cold & windy at summit
| Time Up:||3 Hours 19 Minutes|
| Time Down:||2 Hours 34 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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