Ascent of Fish Lake Hightop on 2012-10-21

Climber: Eric Kassan

Date:Sunday, October 21, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fish Lake Hightop
    Elevation:11633 ft / 3545 m

Ascent Trip Report

This hike would have been more scenic (with leaves changing color) and warmer had I done it a month or so earlier. It was still enjoyable. One could have driven a normal passenger car further than I did- definitely to 9800', perhaps to 10,500' if aggressive. I stopped early to get some extra hiking. A real 4x4 probably could have gotten as close as the road did up to 11,400'.

The road hiking was easy enough, and the little bit of off-road hiking at the end started trivially enough, but the last 50-100 vertical feet provided a bit of route-finding challenge as there were plenty of boulders/boulder-walls to get around. The summit was clearly marked with a 5-foot-tall wooden structure.

When I went, there were dozens of hunters up in the area- so bring orange if you go at that time.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2383 ft / 725 m
    Elevation Loss:2383 ft / 725 m
    Distance:14.6 mi / 23.5 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2223 ft / 677 m
    Extra Loss:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:7.8 mi / 12.6 km
    Route:South ridge
    Trailhead:FR 057 @ 9560'  9560 ft / 2913 m
    Time Up:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2233 ft / 680 m
    Extra Gain:160 ft / 48 m
    Distance:6.8 mi / 10.9 km
    Route:South ridge
    Trailhead:FR 057 @ 9560'  9560 ft / 2913 m
    Time Down:3 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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