Ascent of Lake Mountains High Point on 2016-12-17

Climber: Keaton Reed

Others in Party:Tomsen Reed
Date:Saturday, December 17, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lake Mountains High Point
    Elevation:7690 ft / 2343 m

Ascent Trip Report

Early morning hike with my brother. Started at 6 or so. We drove up to the gate in Israel Canyon. Some people had obviously driven around the gate recently (the path leading around the gate looks entirely negotiable by anything with a little clearance...but I wouldn't try it). It was snowing as we ascended the road. About 4 inches of snow on the ground. It got a little deeper as we ascended higher, but it wasn't bad. Definitely didn't need snowshoes--good thing we didn't bring them. The summit would have been cool if there hadn't been so many clouds. Couldn't see much of anything except a bunch of radio towers which inexplicably have several very bright lights. I guess they want their dinner parties to be well-lit.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2190 ft / 667 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Trailhead:5500 ft / 1676 m
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Windy, White-out

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