Ascent of Jewel Mountain on 2020-07-14

Climber: Bryan Kraai

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Jewel Mountain
    Elevation:4850 ft / 1478 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started out on the well worn Crow Pass Trail. Followed that up to the big stream crossing and headed straight up the slope from there. I quickly learned that I missed the actual cutoff so I scrambled over to the correct route. Scramble was a bit tricky and a few spots meant that a fall could mean death or certain injury. Once on the "trail" I headed up into the basin above and got a good look at a small glacier. From there I headed up to the south and followed an easy route up to Jewel. Looking to the ESE I could clearly see the Milk Glacier. In many spots the ice was visible :-(
I stayed on the summit and tagged both contenders, I enjoyed a quick snack before beginning my descent. I glissaded much of a snowfield and made quick time to the top of the waterfall where the actual trail waited for me. The way down to the Crow Pass trail was easy and soon I was on the main trail. I decided to head up to Crow Pass and enjoy the scenery. There's a small cabin that sits on the bank of Crystal Lake where 4 young college girls were enjoying their time. I said hello and went to the shore for a few pics. After a bit I headed back to the trail and began my descent to the trailhead. A great day to be out enjoying all that Alaska has to offer!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3850 ft / 1172 m
    Total Elevation Loss:400 ft / 121 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3450 ft / 1051 m
    Start Trailhead:1400 ft / 426 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:400 ft / 121 m
    Gain on way out:400 ft / 121 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Bryan Kraai
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