Ascent of Troy Peak on 2012-09-23
|Others in Party:||BMS 914|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, September 23, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||11298 ft / 3443 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe were expecting to start at the wilderness boundary at about 7600', but the road was in really bad shape, and we felt fortunate making it to 6440'.
There was mild bushwhacking from about 8100'-8600'. At 8600' the terrain opened up, both figuratively and literally. From that point the summit was about 2700' above us, but only a mile away! This was one of the steepest hikes I've done. Surprisingly there was little class 3 rock scrambling. That said, the ridge became knife-edge like in places and that was fun even though it was only class 1-2. While much of the terrain was relatively loose, it did not feel dangerous (which is surprising given the steepness).
The views from the summit were absolutely breathtaking.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||4858 ft / 1481 m|
| Distance:||11.4 mi / 18.3 km|
| Route:||Southeast ridge|
| Trailhead:||Scofield Road @ 6440' 6440 ft / 1962 m|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Time Up:||5 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Time Down:||3 Hours 45 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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