Ascent of Burnt Peak on 2010-01-17
|Date:||Sunday, January 17, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||5788 ft / 1764 m|
Ascent Trip ReportIt 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|
| Time Up:||49 Minutes|
| Time Down:||47 Minutes|
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