Ascent of Tray Mountain on 2018-08-27

Climber: Mike Trimble

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, August 27, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Tray Mountain
    Elevation:4430 ft / 1350 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a Tray Mountain, Brier Creek Bald and Rocky Mountain Trifecta.

Started from Indian Graves Gap at about 8:15am. Hiked the trail to Tray Mountain. Couple campsites, one water point and three nice views but in the summer views are limited. Back down Tray to Tray Mtn Gap and head north or Corbin Creek Rd to Brier Creek Bald (wonder what century Brier Creek Bald was actually bald? The summit is covered in undergrowth.) At Whetstone Gap to an old Jeep trail to about 330 yds from the summit then followed a faint herd path almost to the top and bushwhacked the final 75 yds. The summit is very distinct and there is no doubt if you're on it. There is also a small rock cairn at the top. Back down the way I came all the way to Indian Graves Gap and then up a little over a mile to the top of Rocky and back down again to Indian Graves Gap. If you're tired, to hike up Rocky is a killer (I was tired) and coming back down it's brutal on the knees. Still it was a long drive to the trailhead from my house and I wasn't going to make that trip again just for Rocky. GPS says 10.10 total miles, 5:01:20 total time, pace 29.51 min/mile including all stops.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Part of Trip: Tray, Brier Creek and Rocky

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Tray Mountain2018-08-27 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mike Trimble
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