Ascent of Sugarloaf Mountain on 2014-08-29

Climber: Martin Ralya

Others in Party:Cheryl Ralya
Date:Friday, August 29, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Sugarloaf Mountain
    Elevation:11051 ft / 3368 m

Ascent Trip Report

After turning back from an attempt on Kings Peak on Wednesday, my mom and I decided to go up a couple of eleveners on the easier end of the spectrum. We'd taken the whole week off to hike, and this sounded like the perfect way to wrap it up.

A year ago, the hike to Cecret Lake was daunting for me; now it was just a pleasant walk. We got a bit turned around after the buttress, but followed the road to the saddle and then the trail to the top. Standing atop Sugarloaf made me more interested in Devil's Castle than I've ever been before.

This was my mom's first elevener (and my third).
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1641 ft / 500 m
    Elevation Loss:551 ft / 168 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Grade/Class:YDS Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
60s-70s, gorgeous
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1641 ft / 500 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Trailhead:Cecret Lake trailhead  9410 ft / 2868 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:551 ft / 168 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Trailhead:Saddle  10500 ft / 3200 m
    Time Down:30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Two Eleveners

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Sugarloaf Mountain2014-08-29
2Mount Baldy2014-08-29

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