Ascent of McFarland Peak on 2009-06-25

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Annette Kinsman
Date:Thursday, June 25, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:McFarland Peak
    Elevation:10745 ft / 3275 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a tough hike! On the way up, we chose to go through the pass South of the summit, then down the other side into the canyon that leads up to the summit. While there were cairns, the best route would be to take the Bonanza trail lower until it intersects the main southwest canyon and follow the canyon to the summit.

Note: the trail has moved since the topo map was made - the Bonanza trail now does not descend nearly as much as is portrayed on the topo.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4781 ft / 1457 m
    Elevation Loss:4781 ft / 1457 m
    Distance:14 mi / 22.5 km
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3481 ft / 1061 m
    Extra Loss:1200 ft / 365 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:Through pass just south of summit
    Trailhead:Lower Bristlecone Trailhead  8464 ft / 2579 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3581 ft / 1092 m
    Extra Gain:1300 ft / 396 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:Main canyon -> Bonanza Tr.
    Trailhead:Lower Bristlecone Trailhead  8464 ft / 2579 m

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