Ascent of Burnt Peak on 2010-01-17

Climber: Ken Curtis

Date:Sunday, January 17, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Burnt Peak
    Elevation:5788 ft / 1764 m

Ascent Trip Report

It was 44 degrees and mostly clear at the trailhead when I started hiking. Yet the 10 mile per hour wind certainly made it feel cooler.

The hike was very easy with the first half of the ascent being somewhat level before descending to the trail low point at 5,110 feet. From this low point, the second half of the trail is all up hill to the summit - ascending 678 feet in roughly 1.5 miles.

There was a large storm system moving into the area and was due to drop several inches of rain in the local valleys and several feet of snow in the higher elevations. This system seemed to be moving in fairly fast since it was clear when I started hiking and mostly cloudy when I reached the summit.

The summit markers are about 10 feet inside the fencing of the FAA installation on the Southeast corner of the fenced area.

The clouds were building and I felt a few sprinkles during my return hike. When I reached the car, the sprinkles were becoming steady and it was now 42 degrees. Looks like I barely beat the weather.

Started Hiking: 10:17 am
On Summit: 11:06 am
Left Summit: 11:18 am
Back to car: 12:05 pm
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:818 ft / 248 m
    Extra Gain:140 ft / 42 m
    Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Route:Sierra Club - Route 1
    Trailhead:5250 ft / 1600 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Cold, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:49 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:47 Minutes

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