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Ascent of Four Gables on 2009-08-09

Climber: Paul Maurin

Date:Sunday, August 9, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Four Gables
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12720 ft / 3877 m

Ascent Trip Report

Sierra Club Trip - Sunday, 8/9, Up at 06:00, had breakfast and prepared for day hike. Kent, Sherry, Paul, and Fred left at 07:30 to hike up to Four Gables peak via east side of Desolation Lake (11,375’) up the valley and into the creek bed below Four Gables. After a 4-mile hike we arrived at the Four Gables Peak (12,720’) at 11:00 where we had lunch and took photos. Hiked the reverse route but along the west side of Desolation Lake passing Wedge Lake, various unnamed lakes, and Mesa Lake (known to have up to 17” trout). We had hiked about 12 miles and returned to our campsite at 15:15.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5500 ft / 1677 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:Desolation Lake North up Creek Bed below peak
    Trailhead:7220 ft / 2200 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 30 Minutes



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