Ascent of Gypsy Peak on 2010-09-25
|Date:||Saturday, September 25, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||7320 ft / 2231 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe gate on Road 200 is closed after August 15, so I parked there and walked up the road to an unmaintained trail that heads northwest from a spot just past Smart Creek where the road makes a right turn to the southeast. Hiked that steep "trail" (partly marked with ribbons) up to the Crowell Ridge trail, and then took that trail north towards the off-trail area where I ridge-hopped over to Gypsy Peak. (4 1/2 hours total to Gypsy Peak.) Some parts were quite steep and slippery, and there were a lot of repeated climbs and descents over sub-peaks, up and down, but I took it slow so my legs/knees held out okay this time.
At the peak, there was a small jar with a summit register, but no pencil included--and of course I forgot to bring one!
The weather was fairly warm and nicely sunny--beautiful for September 25! The views of course were wonderful.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||4520 ft / 1377 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||4520 ft / 1377 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||14.7 mi / 23.6 km|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2 steep|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||4020 ft / 1225 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 2420 ft / 738 m; Extra: 1600 ft / 487m|
| Loss on way in:||1600 ft / 487 m|
| Distance:||6.8 mi / 10.9 km|
| Route:||Road 200, bushwhack to Crowell Ridge trail, cross |
| Start Trailhead:||Gate at Road 200 4900 ft / 1493 m|
| Time:||4 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||2920 ft / 890 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 2420 ft / 738 m; Extra: 500 ft / 152m|
| Gain on way out:||500 ft / 152 m|
| Distance:||7.9 mi / 12.7 km|
| Route:||Cross country, Crowell ridge trail, Road 200 hike/|
| End Trailhead:||Gate at Road 200 4900 ft / 1493 m|
| Time:||3 Hours 45 Minutes|
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