Ascent of Mount Dana on 2009-09-02

Climber: Jean-Gregoire Bernard

Date:Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Dana
    Elevation:13057 ft / 3979 m

Ascent Trip Report

Began on a clear sky, cool day, but the sky got cloudy and hazy when we finally made it to the top. We got incredible views of Mono Lake and the surrounding peaks nevertheless. After the mid-way plateau, we took the right (east) side trail. It was difficult to find the trail and the inukshuks people left behind; you simply have to climb your way through the rumble. We crossed as many coyotes as people (5) on the trail that day. Total ascent time: 4 hours. Total descent time: 3 hours (but with MANY photo and food breaks).
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3108 ft / 947 m
    Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Route:Trail at Tioga Pass - Right-side trail at mid-wa
    Trailhead:Tioga Pass  9949 ft / 3032 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1-2
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:4 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 0 Minutes

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