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Ascent of Phoenix Peak on 2009-07-04

Climber: Donnie Puckle

Date:Saturday, July 4, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Phoenix Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13895 ft / 4235 m

Ascent Trip Report

CMC Trip. There were five of us total. The goal was to do both Phoenix and La Garita Peaks. We camped the night before at the tailings cleanup site in East Willow canyon, and hiked from there. We started just after 6AM and reached the top around 11:30. There was some weather brewing to the west, so we decided to skip La Garita at first, and dropped down about 200 feet from the Phoenix/Pt ~12760 saddle, before deciding the weather didn't look all that bad. With some encouragement from the others, we decided to climb back up and go for La Garita.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4695 ft / 1431 m
    Elevation Loss:4695 ft / 1431 m
    Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Grade/Class:1/2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Snowing, Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4195 ft / 1279 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Phoenix Park/Center Stock Driveway
    Trailhead:Along East Willow Creek   9700 ft / 2956 m
    Time Up:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4695 ft / 1431 m
    Extra Gain:500 ft / 152 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Phoenix Park/Center Stock Driveway
    Trailhead:Along East Willow Creek   9700 ft / 2956 m
    Time Down:3 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: La Garita

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Phoenix Peak2009-07-04
2La Garita Peak2009-07-04



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