Ascent of Fremont Peak in 1984

Climber: Lane Johnson

Others in Party:Ken Johnson
Aaron Johnson
and Scouts from West Jordan
Utah. Also
Joe Marty and family in a separate group.
----Only Party on Mountain
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Fremont Peak
    Elevation:13745 ft / 4189 m

Ascent Trip Report

We hiked from Elkhart Park to Elkhart Lake, then continued on the Pole Creek Trail a couple of miles before cutting off cross-country toward Tommy Lake, where we fished for golden trout. Ascended on the Highline Trail to Lester Pass, where we cut off north, staying high on the slope of Mount Lester and joined the Indian Pass Trail at Island Lake. On summit day we hiked up into Indian Basin and climbed up to the saddle below Fremont Peak--the usual route. Just below the saddle is a wonderful little fountain of icy-cold water for a last chance to tank up. Halfway to the summit, moist air was forming into billowy clouds right before our eyes. At the summit we looked down through breaks in the clouds to the glacier and the magnificent terrain in every direction.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3185 ft / 970 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Indian Basin
    Trailhead:Titcomb Basin Trail  10560 ft / 3218 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:4 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Cumulus clouds building
Ascent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 

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