Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2009-08-26
|Others in Party:||none|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 26, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||13063 ft / 3981 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFast and easy trail. Moderate steady grade for first half, then moderately steep on mtn's shoulder, last half mile relatively steep. No false summit. Summit is 30-40 feet wide ridge oriented east west. Eastern end of summit ridge has vertigo-enducing view of glacier and rock glacier.
Same day did Bristlecone trail for an added 600 feet elevation, and 2.8 miles mostly above 10,000 ft el.
The day before hiked to Johnson Lake (just beyond) for another 7.6 miles and 2,600 feet, topping out at about 10,200 ft el.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2900 ft / 884 m|
| Distance:||8.2 mi / 13.2 km|
| Route:||Wheeler Pk trail|
| Trailhead:||Wheeler Pk trailhead 10163 ft / 3097 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Nights Spent:||0 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
| Time Up:||2 Hours 35 Minutes|
| Time Down:||1 Hours 45 Minutes|
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