Ascent of Excelsior Mountain on 2010-05-02

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:Craig W
Date:Sunday, May 2, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Excelsior Mountain
    Elevation:4832 ft / 1472 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked the trail up West Cady Ridge. Then took the NE ridge up the mtn. No problems. Open forest which is likely to pretty brush free. Straight-forward. Lots of soft new snow above 4000'.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2382 ft / 726 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:West Cady Ridge Trail and NE Ridge
    Trailhead:FS 63  2450 ft / 746 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Calm, Low Clouds

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