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Ascent of Mount Henry on 2020-06-01

Climber: Lucas Lochner

Date:Monday, June 1, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Henry
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12196 ft / 3717 m

Ascent Trip Report

No snow up to 9500. Patchy (10-20%) from Fleming to Rae Lake. >50% at Lower Indian Lake around the lake, but south-facing slopes from there to Henry's West Ridge were mostly snow-free. Turf Lakes Basin had 90% snow coverage but was a more direct route back, and past the lakes were relatively free of snow.

Class 2 from Turf Lakes Basin, there is one move that could be considered class 3 if coming along the west ridge route instead but it seems avoidable if you drop down around it to the south.

Cloudy for the majority of our 3-day trip, windy summit day threatening rain but it never came. Fun ascent and a great option for early summer with nearly the entire route up south-facing. Still a fair amount of snow to contend with in early June of a low-snow year if that's not your thing though. Crossing of Post Corral Creek was knee high and wide but very slow, not an issue at all.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6096 ft / 1857 m
    Total Elevation Loss:6096 ft / 1857 m
    Round-Trip Distance:33 mi / 53.1 km
    Grade/Class:2+
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5096 ft / 1553 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4096 ft / 1249 m; Extra: 1000 ft / 304m
    Loss on way in:1000 ft / 304 m
    Distance:16.5 mi / 26.6 km
    Route:West Ridge via Lower Indian Lake
    Start Trailhead:Maxson  8100 ft / 2468 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5096 ft / 1553 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4096 ft / 1249 m; Extra: 1000 ft / 304m
    Gain on way out:1000 ft / 304 m
    Distance:16.5 mi / 26.6 km
    Route:West Ridge via Turf Lakes
    End Trailhead:Maxson  8100 ft / 2468 m



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