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Ascent to Mount Princeton-Cabin - Bristlecone Park on 1999-07-04

Climber: Rebecca Thompson

Others in Party:Dan Brockett
Chris Shaw
Micheal Calichio
John Terry
Brian Gillmore
Caleb Read
Eric Daniel
Date:Sunday, July 4, 1999
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Mount Princeton - Cabin - Bristlecone Park
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:12137 ft / 3699 m

Ascent Trip Report

Our whitewater rafting guide told us about the cabin, so we drove up County Road 322 until we reached the hut. It was a very scary drive at parts as only one car could pass at a time. If someone was going down, you had to reverse until you found a spot large enough for two cars to pass.

Although it was 100+ degrees on the water that day, it was only in the 30s at the cabin. After the sunburn I received, I was extremely cold that night.

Despite all of that, we were able to watch fireworks from 4 different towns that night. We actually got to look down on them. It was pretty amazing.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4417 ft / 1346 m
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
    Weather:Cold, Clear
It was 100+ degrees at the bottom and in the 30s once we got to the top. Quite a drastic change.
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4417 ft / 1346 m
    Route:County Road 322
    Trailhead:US 285  7720 ft / 2353 m
Descent Statistics



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