Ascent of South Tent Mountain on 2018-09-14
|Others in Party:||Barrett Wood -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
|Date:||Friday, September 14, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||South Tent Mountain|
| Elevation:||11285 ft / 3439 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe approached via Skyline Drive from the South. We accessed Skyline Drive from Ephraim, UT. Ephraim Canyon road is beautifully graded and easily 2WD to Skyline Drive. Skyline Drive is rocky and bumpy requiring clearance, but no 4WD sections to our parking spot at N39.39769 W111.38119 . After climbing we attempted to continue north on Skyline Drive (heading for East Benchmark). Within a couple hundred yards north we encountered severe rutting that turned us around.
For the hike itself we roughly followed the old road to the North Tent summit ridge. From the parking spot the road has been well disguised with boulders and looks more like a drainage. Once on the North Tent ridge the social trail over to South Tent becomes visible. It's easy going, maybe Class 2 a couple times. Much of it seemed to be on dried mud, so I wouldn't have wanted to try it after a rain.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1403 ft / 427 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1403 ft / 426 m|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail|
| Gain on way in:||1163 ft / 354 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 763 ft / 232 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m|
| Loss on way in:||400 ft / 121 m|
| Start Trailhead:||10522 ft / 3207 m|
| Loss on way out:||1003 ft / 305 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 763 ft / 232 m; Extra: 240 ft / 73m|
| Gain on way out:||240 ft / 73 m|
| End Trailhead:||10522 ft / 3207 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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