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Ascent of Mount Lemmon on 2009-07-26

Climber: Bill Symonds

Others in Party:Tim Trousdale <1795>
Shoeless Followell
Beyomi the Dog
Date:Sunday, July 26, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Lemmon
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:9157 ft / 2791 m

Ascent Trip Report

All gates were open along E Ski Run Rd, allowing us to make it to the parking lot about 1/2 mile SE of peak. After parking, it's a short hike to the entrance to the observatory, which is fenced off. To bag this peak, you must hike along the fence to the north through some woods and some steep slopes. Go about 100 yds, and the fence ends. The peak is just past this point on the north end of the observatory. Not a hard peak to bag if you can get to the parking lot and you don't mind doing a little searching.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:67 ft / 21 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:E Ski Run Rd
    Trailhead:Parking lot on E Ski Run Rd  9090 ft / 2770 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Mostly clear and dry, 70s
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:20 Minutes



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