Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2018-08-05
|Others in Party:||Dean Gaudet|
|Date:||Sunday, August 5, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||13063 ft / 3981 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWith a wheezing cough from lingering bronchitis, and antibiotics that did not seem to be working, I did not think I'd make the summit, but going ridiculously slow I eventually got there. Lots of people on the trail up and down on a busy midsummer Saturday.
The view would have been magnificent were it not for the smoke from fires west and north.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2900 ft / 883 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||7 ft / 2 m|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||2900 ft / 883 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 2893 ft / 882 m; Extra: 7 ft / 2m|
| Loss on way in:||7 ft / 2 m|
| Distance:||9 mi / 14.5 km|
| Start Trailhead:||Summit parking lot 10170 ft / 3099 m|
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