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Ascent of Bonneville Peak on 2008-09-23

Climber: Alex Jones

Date:Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bonneville Peak
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:9271 ft / 2825 m

Ascent Trip Report

A perfect fall day hike. This peak is the second Idaho County High Point I have completed.

I followed the Pebble Creek Ski Area cat tracks to the top of the Skyline lift. In the Ski Patrol shack is a log book for visitors. I left a note to my fellow ski patrollers before heading up the peak.

This was my first ascent of the peak, so I had no inclination if there was an actual trail or path to the peak. There is not.

I followed the cat track to the top of the ski run, South Bowl. From the top of South Bowl, I followed various game trails and scree fields to the top of the ridge. I did not often traverse unless my path was occluded by heavy brush. I came out about halfway between the true summit and the false summit to the north. From here, I followed game trails to the true summit.

Near the summit is a Forest Service radio shed. It appeared that the shed was no longer in use. Also near the summit is a small cairn of rocks. I added a few rocks to the pile.

The view from the summit, was great. Well worth the 2.5 hour hike up.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2631 ft / 802 m
    Trailhead:Pebble Creek Ski Patrol Building  6640 ft / 2023 m
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 45 Minutes



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