Ascent of Taft Peak on 2012-07-28

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Anji Cerney
Melinda Hernandez
Collin Kamholz
Austin Hubbuch
Kelly C
Joseph K
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 28, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Taft Peak
    Elevation:11706 ft / 3567 m

Ascent Trip Report

From South Schell, the hike is a rolling ridge walk on broken terrain, with some minor Class 2 hiking to the next peak. Next up was Taft Peak, a relatively minor summit but having the distinction of actually being named. Just a simple walk up a small slope.

-See the rest of the trip reports for the continuation of this outing.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:484 ft / 147 m
    Elevation Loss:601 ft / 182 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Clear day
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:474 ft / 144 m
    Extra Loss:93 ft / 28 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:Southwest Ridge
    Trailhead:Saddle w/South Schell  11325 ft / 3451 m
    Time Up:32 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:508 ft / 154 m
    Extra Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Northeast Ridge
    Trailhead:Saddle w/Schell 3519  11208 ft / 3416 m
    Time Down:46 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Schell Traverse (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1South Schell Peak2012-07-28 a
2Taft Peak2012-07-28 b
3Schell Creek Peak 35192012-07-28 c
4Schell Creek Peak 35952012-07-28 d
5North Schell Peak2012-07-28 e
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by BMS 914
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