Ascent of North Twin on 2020-06-21
|Others in Party:||Jason Curtis|
|Date:||Sunday, June 21, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Elevation:||5200 ft / 1584 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAttempted the North Twin on a foggy rainy morning, counting on the weather clearing up as forecast in time for us to scramble the ridge in the sun. We parked at the gate (~1200'), biked up the road, then continued biking on the turnoff to the unmaintained trail (at ~3200'). Dylan stopped here to do some trail maintenance and try to make it more easily bikeable (he'd even brought tools for it), but the rest of us continued on.
We left our bikes at the campsite at ~4100'. From here the trail was extremely brushy (nearly bushwhacking but the trail was still obvious) and we got completely soaked pushing through it. When the trail opened up on the ridge, I took off my soaking wet shirt and pants and replaced with my rain pants, extra layer, and windbreaker and was much happier.
We started scrambling up the ridge, but decided to turn back at ~5300' when it was clear we'd have to do the steeper parts of the ridge on wet rock in the foggy drizzle. Instead, we returned to Dylan and helped with the trail maintenance.
- 9am: leave TH (1200')
- 10:30am: reach turnoff to unmaintained trail (3200')
- 11:15am: leave bikes (4100')
- 12:30pm: turn around (5200')
- 1:30pm: trail maintenance
- 3:15pm: turnoff to road, bike down, pause for a stashed beer
- 3:50pm: TH
|Summary Total Data|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Bicycle|
| Route:||West Ridge|
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