Ascent of North Shoshone Peak on 2014-06-29

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Anji Cerney
Mountain Man Henry The
Al Sandorff
John Ide
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 29, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:North Shoshone Peak
    Elevation:10313 ft / 3143 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road up Peterson Creek starts off pretty nice (cars with decent clearance can make it), and there are some decent places to camp around 6700'-6800', but the road gets much worse after that. Beyond that it was VERY narrow in spaces, requiring substantial contact with serious branches for several stretches. There were also less flexible narrow passages with large trees or boulders on both sides- my Xterra made it, but some wider vehicles may not have. There were several stream crossings, but I only felt one may have required 4-low gear. That said, the road did get much better towards the end, and I probably could have driven further (a segment not on the map continues up our route for maybe a couple hundred vertical feet), but I was happy reaching the spot I had hoped to reach.

That said, even if one chooses to hike part of the road, the route we took was worth it- this was one of my favorite hikes featuring great terrain, great views, trivial route-finding, and even considerable shade.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2333 ft / 711 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Northwest ridge
    Trailhead:Road fork @ 7980'  7980 ft / 2432 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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