Ascent of Mount Hilgard on 2013-08-24
|Others in Party:||BMS 914|
|Date:||Saturday, August 24, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||11533 ft / 3515 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSome topo maps show a trail from the pass north of the peak to the peak but there are traces of a trail at best (fortunately in the places most needed). That said, the distance and elevation make it relatively easy anyway.
We had good views from the summit, but since bad weather was closing in, I suspect the views would be better with clearer skies.
The road, in wet weather can be EXTREMELY challenging as there were a couple of very bad mud patches where getting stuck looked quite likely.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1393 ft / 425 m|
| Distance:||3.4 mi / 5.5 km|
| Route:||North ridge|
| Trailhead:||Pass north of summit 10140 ft / 3090 m|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Time Up:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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