Ascent of Equinox Mountain on 2020-03-21
|Date:||Saturday, March 21, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||3840 ft / 1170 m|
Ascent Trip ReportQuick and easy ascent up Mt. Equinox via the Red Gate Trail. Total hike time of 2:59, which included a 10 minute detour coming down off the summit where we initially missed the right turn and continued straight for a bit before realizing the error. Great views from the summit. Following this hike, I drove 25 minutes north to Mt. Dorset and hiked it. Although slightly longer mileage, it has less elevation gain and had a hike time of only 15 minutes longer than Equinox. Easily to combine the two in a single day to maximize driving efficiency.
6.03 miles | 2:59 hike time
I couldn't load my GPX track here due to the # of points in the file, so I am linking out to Garmin Connect activity:
Summit view (2020-03-21). Photo by Rick Cushing.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2940 ft / 896 m|
| Gain on way in:||2940 ft / 896 m|
| Start Trailhead:||Red Gate Trail 900 ft / 274 m|
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