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Ascent to Chasm Lake on 2009-07-27

Climber: Talon Medema

Others in Party:Brian C.
Date:Monday, July 27, 2009
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Place:Chasm Lake
    Elevation:3584 m / 11760 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Hike to Chasm lake with Brian C. Lefct the truck at around 8:30 am just to check out the possible "camel" route up to the boulderfield on Longs Peak. We are going on Wed. So we wanted to see another possible route where we did not have to go through Granite Pass. Beautiful hike once past the cutoff to Chasm lake. Reached chasm lake at 10:45. Fell asleep on a rock on Chasm lake while Brian wandered off to check the trail, woke up to black clouds and just a little bit later the lighting and thunder started. We booked it down the mountain to the truck, when we reached the truck at around 2:15 it started pouring, all the way back to Longmont.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:719 m / 2360 ft
    Distance:13.5 km / 8.4 mi
    Route:Chasm Lake Trail
    Trailhead:Longs Peak Trailhead  2865 m / 9400 ft
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 0 Minutes



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