Ascent of Fletcher Peak on 2009-05-25

Climber: Eric Kassan

Date:Monday, May 25, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fletcher Peak
    Elevation:10236 ft / 3119 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a fun little hike - the north loop trail starts off fairly steep, and doesn't really relent until about 10,000 feet. I branched off the main trail just before an intervening peak, but it turns out there was an unmaintained trail on the other side, if I just stayed on the trail less than a tenth of mile further. Oh well, it worked out fine. From the saddle on the far side of the hill, the unmaintained trail appeared and disappeared but the route was obvious, with no serious challenges. For some unknown reason, the summit register was on the western (lower) summit! I still bagged the eastern summit (of course). The views were much better from the western summit, which was a rocky outcropping, as opposed to the densely forested eastern summit.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2336 ft / 711 m
    Elevation Loss:2336 ft / 711 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2086 ft / 635 m
    Extra Loss:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:North Loop trail to nearest saddle to unmaintained
    Trailhead:North Loop trailhead  8400 ft / 2560 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2086 ft / 635 m
    Extra Gain:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:use trail to North Loop trail
    Trailhead:North Loop trailhead  8400 ft / 2560 m

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