Ascent of Lincoln Peak on 2012-07-29
|Others in Party:||Melinda Hernandez|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, July 29, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||11560 ft / 3523 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom the saddle on the back side (northwest side) of Granite Peak, we took a series of interconnected ridges over to Lincoln Peak, with quite a bit of drop between before going back up. The traverse seemed to drag on and on, and Joseph shared his desire to turn back on more than one occasion. But Collin and I needed Lincoln Peak if we were going to finish our LVMC Classic 50 list in 2012, so we pressed on.
I felt great during the latter stages of the ascent, even running the last long slope up a moderate incline to the summit. We got some great views (and photos) of the Snake Range, than began our long trek back to the trailhead.
Joseph was having lots of knee pain during the descent, and clearly wasn't having much fun. During the bulk of the regain on the back side of Granite Peak, he rallied and began pushing up the hills, as his knees were now feeling better. We didn't bother to re-ascend Granite Peak, and headed down the long, steep meadow, taking a slightly more direct route back to the vehicle.
The hike, which started before 7:00AM, ended in near darkness, so plan on a long day if you decide to do both.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2560 ft / 779 m|
| Elevation Loss:||4958 ft / 1510 m|
| Distance:||10.9 mi / 17.5 km|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
Clouds rolled in
| Elevation Gain:||1472 ft / 448 m|
| Extra Loss:||349 ft / 106 m|
| Distance:||3.5 mi / 5.6 km|
| Route:||Southeast Ridge|
| Trailhead:||Saddle w/Granite 10437 ft / 3181 m|
| Time Up:||2 Hours 5 Minutes|
| Elevation Loss:||4609 ft / 1404 m|
| Extra Gain:||1088 ft / 331 m|
| Distance:||7.4 mi / 11.9 km|
| Route:||Ridge to near Granite Pk, then to meadow|
| Trailhead:||Lexington Creek Rd 8039 ft / 2450 m|
| Time Down:||5 Hours 24 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Granite_Lincoln|
Complete Trip Sequence:
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