Ascent of Maiden Peak on 2019-09-06

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, September 6, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Maiden Peak
    Elevation:7818 ft / 2382 m

Ascent Trip Report

i kind of took the alternate trail to the top just so i could post the alternate track. it's only a little shorter than the gold lake western side approach. gmaps got me to the trailhead, on good gravel road, with some washboarding. 2wd sedans should be able to make it. the trailhead is signed "maiden lake trailhead" coming in from the highway.

the trail is well maintained, and at an easy grade (mountain bikes permitted) until you're 600' from the summit, where it becomes steeper and a little more faint. there were some cairns but i lost the track once while coming down. the trail is pretty much tree covered other than at the parking lot and at the summit.

the views today were a bit obscured by some light smoke haze, and clouds covering the big peaks to the north. but diamond peak and the nearby lakes were nice to look at while i ate my lunch and traded pics with my sister who was hiking trails on the east coast.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2898 ft / 883 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2898 ft / 883 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.6 mi / 15.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2898 ft / 883 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Start Trailhead:Maiden Lake TH  4920 ft / 1499 m
    Time:2 Hours 25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2898 ft / 883 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    End Trailhead:4920 ft / 1499 m
    Time:1 Hours 48 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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