Ascent of Silver Peak on 2016-12-27

Climber: Trevor Kent

Date:Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Boat
Peak:Silver Peak
    Elevation:1804 ft / 549 m

Ascent Trip Report

I did Silver Peak as a "pig-tail out-and-back" addition to the Trans-Catalina Trail. I started in Avalon and when I got to the junction of for Silver peak it was only an extra two miles out and back to add.

Day 1 - 25th of Dec, 2016
11:00am left boat in Avalon
11:41am at official Trans-Catalina trail head
1:23pm mile marker 3
2:22pm mile marker 5
2:38pm Garden to Sky summit
2:38pm mile marker 6
2:58pm Hermit Gulch junction
3:19pm mile marker 7
3:46pm Haypress Reservoir
4:13pm mile marker 9
4:37pm mile marker 10
5:00pm mile marker 11
5:49pm mile marker 12
6:09pm mile marker 13
6:45pm camp at Black Jack

Day 2 - 26th of Dec, 2016
8:37am leave camp
8:39am mile marker 14
8:49am junction to Orizaba, continued for half mile to closed gate before turning back
9:25am mile marker 15
10:02am airport with long break
10:37am mile marker 16
11:02am mile marker 17
11:28am mile marker 18
12:14pm mile marker 19
12:41pm mile marker 20
1:32pm mile marker 21
1:00pm little Harbor camp ground
1:27 left little harbor
2:08pm mile marker 22
3:05pm mile marker 23
3:42 peak 1246 with table
5:00 in Two Harbors

Day 3 - 27th of Dec, 2016
7:45 left camp
9:37am Oak Benchmark
9:43am mile marker 29
10:09am 1776
10:27am silver peak trail junction
10:01am summit of Silver Peak
11:46am silver peak trail junction
11:55am mile marker 31
12:23pm mile marker 32
12:44pm Parson's Landing
1:19pm 4.2 miles to go sign
2:04pm mile marker 35
2:34pm mile marker 36
3:08pm mile marker 37
3:16pm Starlight Beach. Trans-Catalina trail complete!
3:30pm heading back
3:42pm mile marker 37
4:03pm "secret stairs trail"
4:28pm back on TCT
4:31pm mile marker 35
5:18pm 4.2 miles to go sign and road back
5:30pm mile marker 32
5:53pm Emerald Bay camp
8:30pm camp

Hiked with Bree.

Sierra Club lower peaks 36/82 (they removed two mountains from the list since I did Gaviota in June of 2016?)
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:11504 ft / 3505 m
    Elevation Loss:11504 ft / 3505 m
    Distance:55 mi / 88.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Hot, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:11504 ft / 3505 m
    Extra Loss:9700 ft / 2956 m
    Distance:33 mi / 53.1 km
    Route:Trans-Catalina Trail
    Trailhead:Avalon Port  0 ft / 0 m
    Time Up:2 Days 2 Hours 16 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1804 ft / 549 m
    Distance:22 mi / 35.4 km
    Route:Trans-Catalina Trail
    Trailhead:Two Harbors Port  0 ft / 0 m
    Time Down:0 Days 10 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Trans-Catalina Trail 2016 (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Goat Peak2016-12-26
2Oak Benchmark2016-12-27
3Granite Peak2016-12-27
4Silver Peak2016-12-27

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