Ascent of Arc Dome on 2012-09-01
|Others in Party:||Anji Cerney|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, September 1, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||11773 ft / 3588 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom the saddle with North Arc Dome, the good trail ascends a switchbacking course up the moderately steep talus slope, hits the ridge top, then finishes at the high point not far away.
There is a wind shelter ring at the top, along with a summit register. I pushed myself up the hill for a workout, and as a result was at the summit for a good while before anyone else arrived. I took a few photos and grabbed a bite to eat. As I wrote in the register, I realized for the first time the significance of the date (two years before my wife passed away on September 1 from cancer), which basically made me feel very sad and put me into a funk for the rest of the hike. I kind of wandered around the summit as the others arrived, wishing I was alone.
When we left as a group I pretty much took off and hiked the trail back to the campground by myself, lost in my thoughts, and remember little of the hike. But it was basically the same trail we took on the way in without the short detour over to North Arc Dome.
From there, we drove over to the trailhead for Toiyabe Dome to set up camp for our ascent the following morning.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1724 ft / 524 m|
| Elevation Loss:||3806 ft / 1159 m|
| Distance:||8.1 mi / 13 km|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Elevation Gain:||1096 ft / 333 m|
| Extra Loss:||3 ft / 0 m|
| Distance:||1 mi / 1.6 km|
| Trailhead:||Saddle w/North Arc Dome 10680 ft / 3255 m|
| Time Up:||41 Minutes|
| Elevation Loss:||3803 ft / 1159 m|
| Extra Gain:||628 ft / 191 m|
| Distance:||7.1 mi / 11.4 km|
| Trailhead:||Columbine Campground trailhead 8598 ft / 2620 m|
| Time Down:||2 Hours 31 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Arc Dome# (1 nights total away from roads)|
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