Ascent of Mount McLoughlin on 2012-08-25

Climber: Vic Hanson

Date:Saturday, August 25, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount McLoughlin
    Elevation:9495 ft / 2894 m

Ascent Trip Report

By the time I got to the TH parking lot, there were already 25 cars there, and a couple more came right after me. Made it to the top in 2:22, 30 min. on top, and down in 2:08, which included going to help rescue a hiker who had lost the trail on the way down and was yelling for help. I met a group on the way down that I had passed going up and he asked if I did this every weekend. I said no, I'm retired and do it every day. Actually that was a bit of an exaggeration, I just checked and this was only my 16 mountain so far in August. But most of the non-peak days included hiking, as well as driving. Have had a great time in the Cascades this month! Now heading down to California for some more.

My GPS app on my internet tablet (ViewRanger GPS) only showed 9.09 miles round trip. The trail sign says 5.5 one way. Anyone know if the sign is correct?
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3858 ft / 1176 m
    Distance:11 mi / 17.7 km
    Route:Mt. McLaughlin Trail
    Trailhead:Mt. McLaughlin TH  5637 ft / 1718 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Poor visibility on top, very hazy
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 22 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 8 Minutes

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