Ascent of Old Snowy Mountain on 2018-09-29

Climber: Paul Kallmann

Date:Saturday, September 29, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Old Snowy Mountain
    Elevation:7880 ft / 2401 m

Ascent Trip Report

We departed Berry Patch trailhead at 9am and went up the Snowgrass Flats Trail to the Trail 97 bypass. We headed up to the PCT and found a camp right below the intersection of the PCT and Trail 96 bypass. After setting up camp and waiting for some other friends behind us, we headed up the PCT to the Old Snowy trail. It's basically a walk up with one short class 2 move at the summit block. We arrived at 4:30pm. We didn't stay too long because the cold fall winds were blowing. One of our group did the ridge run over to Ives, but the rest of us just headed back to camp. On day 2, we completed the Goat Lake loop and back to Berry Patch. 21 miles total and 4,700 ft. gain cumulative over the two days. The one way mileage from Berry Patch to Old Snowy via trail 97 is 9 miles and 3,400 ft gain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4780 ft / 1456 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4780 ft / 1456 m
    Round-Trip Distance:20.9 mi / 33.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3480 ft / 1060 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3080 ft / 938 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m
    Loss on way in:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:Snowgrass Flats and PCT
    Start Trailhead:Berry Patch Trail Head  4800 ft / 1463 m
    Time:8 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4380 ft / 1335 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3080 ft / 938 m; Extra: 1300 ft / 396m
    Gain on way out:1300 ft / 396 m
    Distance:11.9 mi / 19.2 km
    Route:Goat Lake and Goat Ridge Trail
    End Trailhead:Berry Patch  4800 ft / 1463 m
    Time:0 Days 8 Hours 

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