Ascent of Saddleback Mountain on 2013-10-12

Climber: Robert Garneau

Others in Party:Sue Garneau
Sandy McDermott
Sean McDermott
Steve Ruhm
Josie (canine)
Date:Saturday, October 12, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Saddleback Mountain
    Elevation:4120 ft / 1255 m

Ascent Trip Report

Clouds filled the sky below ~3800. Fun to suddenly pop out and hike the summit ridge in clear skies. Phenomenol sunset & sunrise from summit. The 4000ers standing out above the clouds looked like ships at sea.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2470 ft / 753 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Bivouac
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
foggy below 3800'
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2470 ft / 753 m
    Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Trailhead:Route 4 AT Parking Lot  1650 ft / 502 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Saddleback to Sugarloaf (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Saddleback Mountain2013-10-12
2Saddleback Mountain-The Horn2013-10-13
3Saddleback Junior2013-10-13
4Poplar Ridge-Poplar Ridge Campsite2013-10-13
5Lone Mountain2013-10-13
6Spaulding Mountain2013-10-14
7Sugarloaf Mountain2013-10-14

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