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Ascent of Mount Washburn on 2012-07-29

Climber: Brian Friedrich

Others in Party:Laura Friedrich
Date:Sunday, July 29, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Washburn
    Location:USA-Wyoming
    Elevation:10243 ft / 3122 m

Ascent Trip Report

We used the hike up Washburn to provide a little more acclimatization in advance of heading to Granite Peak the next day. The route from Dunraven Pass follows a very easy, and well worn, trail from a paved parking area (complete with a washroom) to the summit fire lookout. The views along the way and from the top are excellent and certainly worth the walk. There are no routefinding or other difficulties to contend with here and if you're a strong hiker and already at least somewhat acclimated, then I'd recommend heading up either very early or in the late afternoon/evening (which is when we passed the area) to avoid the crowds on this objective.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1381 ft / 421 m
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.6 km
    Route:Trail
    Trailhead:Dunraven Pass  8862 ft / 2701 m
    Grade/Class:Walk
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:59 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:51 Minutes



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