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Ascent of Lozier Hill in 1991-07

Climber: Steve Myers

Date:July, 1991
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lozier Hill
    Location:USA-Wyoming
    Elevation:7655 ft / 2333 m

Ascent Trip Report

I grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It's nice country of rolling farms dotted with lakes. There are prairies, and woods, towns and trails, but there are absolutely no mountains. Believe me, I've thoroughly checked. Hills? Sort of. The land rolls a little here and a little there, nothing very steep. Anything that might be considered steep is likely to be a 10 foot bank leading to a lake or stream. That's it. What does this little intro have to do with Lozier Hill in Wyoming? Everything.

Lozier Hill is a totally obscure land feature near the town of Moran in Grand Teton National Park. There are countless hills just like it all over the west. It's unimpressive, and basically unnoticable amidst the rediculously more dramatic Tetons to the west. Unless, that is, you're from flat country. When I came to Wyoming, I was of course floored by the Tetons. Everyone is. But I was also, believe it or not, almost equally floored by the rest of the landscape. The mere fact that land was at an angle here was of endless amazement to me. I was like a hillbilly in New York City gazing up at skyscrapers.

I have now been living among mountains for 20 years and I've sadly lost that initial wonder, but I remember the time when the world suddenly contained something new, something different, something that I wanted to be a part of. Lozier Hill looked like a good place to start, and so one day, I did.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:800 ft / 244 m
    Trailhead:6855 ft / 2089 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack



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