Ascent of Mount Mellenthin on 2019-08-12

Climber: Tom Gathright

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, August 12, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Mellenthin
    Elevation:12645 ft / 3854 m

Ascent Trip Report

After Laurel I continued across the ridge to Mellenthin following an obvious trail. The descent to the saddle before Mellenthin was straight forward. Ascending the talus trail, after the saddle, up to the summit of Mellenthin was even looser and even more unstable than that of Mt Laurel. Staying on the trail, even when dim, was the best approach. The summit of Mellenthin is a big rounded top. I've added the day's mileage and time from the TH to Mellenthin and back as it was the furthest summit I hiked. On the return I followed the lower use trail around Mt Laurel and then the higher use trail around the un-named rocky point. They would be my trails of choice if I ever returned.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:7.2 mi / 11.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Very Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Route:Ridge walk from Laurel
    Time:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Time:3 Hours 20 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Peale

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Peale2019-08-12 a 
2Mount Laurel2019-08-12 b 
3Mount Mellenthin2019-08-12 c 
4Mount Peale-Northwest Peak2019-08-12 d 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Tom Gathright
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