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Ascent of Huron Peak on 2005-07-04

Climber: Donnie Puckle

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, July 4, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Huron Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14003 ft / 4268 m

Ascent Trip Report

I started out from Winfield on the North Ridge route (route 12.2 in Roach's guidebook), but instead of going east into Lulu Gulch, I continued south into the Banker Mine drainage, for my Trails Illustrated map shows a primitive trail continuing on to the main Huron Peak trail. What a mistake! The jeep trail peters out, so I had to climb directly up the hill and over to Browns Peak. Then I traversed over to Huron and then headed back down via the standard route. It was a very tiring day, but what the hell, it builds character and all that.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Route:North Ridge from Browns Peak
    Trailhead:Winfield  
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Browns/Huron (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Browns Peak2005-07-04
2Huron Peak2005-07-04



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