Ascent of Elkhorn Peak on 2019-08-15

Climber: Joe Whittington

Others in Party:Kathleen Welland
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, August 15, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Elkhorn Peak
    Elevation:8931 ft / 2722 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ascended from Elkhorn Traverse Trail enroute from Twin Lakes to Marble Pass Trailhead. Many goats at Twin Lakes! It's a rocky, brushy scramble to the summit. Lost my GPS just below the summit.

THe road to Marble Pass trailhead is very bad. Drove it in Subaru Outback. Took an hour to drive six miles back to pavement.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:930 ft / 283 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:East Ridge
    Trailhead:8001 ft / 2438 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:45 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2019 Elkhorn Traverse (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Dutch Flat Saddle South2019-08-12725 ft / 221 m
2Mount Ruth2019-08-13600 ft / 183 m
3Columbia Hill2019-08-14517 ft / 158 m
4Rock Creek Butte2019-08-14700 ft / 213 m
5Elkhorn Peak2019-08-15930 ft / 283 m
Total Trip Gain: 3472 ft / 1058 m    Total Trip Loss: 3472 ft / 1058 m

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