Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2012-09-15
|Others in Party:||Anji Cerney|
Melinda Hernandez -- Trip Report or GPS Track
|Date:||Saturday, September 15, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||13063 ft / 3981 m|
Ascent Trip ReportPart four of a day hike trip in the Snake Range to summit several LVMC 50 Classics. Sequence was Bald, Wheeler, Jeff Davis, Wheeler, and Baker (both summits). Car shuttle was set up in advance.
This section included the Class 2 scramble back up from Jeff Davis, a re-summit of Wheeler Peak, then a trip down to traverse over to Baker Peak. The traverse was an easy one, again light scrambling (Class 2) and some rugged terrain, but nothing terribly difficult. Coming back up from Jeff Davis the most strenuous part of the trip so far, but still pretty easy.
***See Baker Peak trip report for the GPS track for the entire hike.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||745 ft / 227 m|
| Elevation Loss:||1237 ft / 377 m|
| Distance:||1.7 mi / 2.7 km|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
Clear day with a few clouds
| Elevation Gain:||741 ft / 226 m|
| Extra Loss:||17 ft / 5 m|
| Distance:||0.8 mi / 1.2 km|
| Route:||E/SE Ridge|
| Trailhead:||Wheeler/Jeff Davis Saddle 12339 ft / 3760 m|
| Time Up:||43 Minutes|
| Elevation Loss:||1220 ft / 372 m|
| Extra Gain:||4 ft / 1 m|
| Distance:||1 mi / 1.5 km|
| Route:||W Ridge to S Ridge|
| Trailhead:||Wheeler/Baker Saddle 11847 ft / 3610 m|
| Time Down:||46 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Snake Jeff Davis# (1 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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