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Ascent to Mount Aeneas-Old Microwave Station on 2008-10-05

Climber: Tony Brown

Others in Party:none
Date:Sunday, October 5, 2008
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Aeneas - Old Microwave Station
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:7150 ft / 2179 m
    Remaining Elevation:378 ft / 115 m (21% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Left home at 12:20, back by 3:10, 40-minute drive, 60-minute climb and 30 minute descent. From Camp Misery at I went up trail 8 to the junction with 68, then took 68 south until it turned more westerly, a short and off-trail cutoff hooked me up with trail 7 which I followed to the saddle where 392 heads down to Picnic Lakes. I did not take 392 - instead I followed an un-maintained hikers trail up and along the ridge and to the microwave tower then followed trail 717 to the peak. I took 717 all the way down to the car, running most of the way. 1811 ft, 2.5 miles up, 3 miles down. The view was obscured by the clouds, the blowing grapple was quite unpleasant, but the exercise was good.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1433 ft / 437 m
    Distance:5.5 mi / 8.9 km
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1433 ft / 437 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Trailhead:Camp Misery  5717 ft / 1742 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km



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