Ascent of Mount Pinos on 2008-12-31

Climber: Ken Curtis

Others in Party:Chris Curtis
Rick Curtis
Bryan Curtis
Date:Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Pinos
    Elevation:8831 ft / 2691 m

Ascent Trip Report

I hiked with my son Chris, my brother Rick and his son Bryan. This was everyone's first hike using snow shoes. The main trail (a dirt road covered with hard packed snow) could have been hiked with good boots and ski poles, yet, with two feet of snow on the ground and a few icy patches along the way, the snow shoes clearly helped.

This was a very easy and enjoyable hike. On our return trip there were a number of cross country skiers along the trail (Looks fun - I think I'll try it sometime).

The road to the trailhead was clear, the weather was great, the hiking was easy, and a good time was had by all.

Started Hiking: 9:00 am
On Summit: 9:55 am
Left Summit: 10:15 am
Back to Car: 11:05 am
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:557 ft / 169 m
    Extra Gain:33 ft / 10 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Main Trail
    Trailhead:Mount Pinos Trailhead  8340 ft / 2542 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:55 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:50 Minutes

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