Ascent of Summit Peak on 2018-08-30

Climber: Timothy Hutchings

Others in Party:Nate
Date:Thursday, August 30, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Summit Peak
    Elevation:13300 ft / 4053 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a beautiful area and I highly recommend some similar version of this hike. I wouldn't follow my line exactly on the way up but our path on the way up was better than the way down. The trails in here are lightly used and difficult to follow (almost non-existent in spots) so you need some route finding ability. It's not difficult to do in here. Once up on the divide the possibilities seem endless. A lot of gravel road to get here. We came in on 370 and 250 from the Alamosa side and went out on 380 toward Pagosa Springs. The roads are easily passable and not too rough but 60 miles of gravel the way we went.
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South San Juan Wilderness Highpoint, Summit Peak from the Treasure Creek drainage. (2018-08-30). Photo by Timothy Hutchings.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2500 ft / 762 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2500 ft / 761 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.4 mi / 10.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2500 ft / 762 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2350 ft / 716 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m
    Loss on way in:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Start Trailhead:Treasure Creek TH 243  10950 ft / 3337 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2350 ft / 716 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    End Trailhead:Treasure Creek TH 243  10950 ft / 3337 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Timothy Hutchings
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