Ascent of Luahna Peak on 2020-08-09

Climber: Harry H

Date:Sunday, August 9, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Luahna Peak
    Elevation:8400 ft / 2560 m

Ascent Trip Report

Lauren, Luna, Chris and I summited Clark and Luahna as a 2 day 1 night backpack.

The road into White River trailhead was in good condition that nay 2 wheel car can drive.

The 4 mile stretch along WHite River Trail was good overall but there were quite a few areas of overgrown shrub, the rangers were out there cutting them back so its probably good now.

Boulder Pass Trail was being cut back at the time so many of the large logs were out of the way, Boulder Creek crossing at about 4100 was not the easiest the cross and some members of our team got their paws wet, others took of their shoes.
The turn from Boulder Pass trail towards Clark/Lauhna was quite clear but not marked. The path up was very overgrown with many down trees.
Once at about 5800 the path becomes a little less clear and more so at about 6300 if you decide to go up the ridge. We camped out at about 6600, away from all the mozzies (There were still some).

Day 2 we hiked up the ridge to 7200, which was relatively straight forward and a little broken in, the other side as expected as a little bit of a scramble and we took turns so we dont drop rocks on each other (There was a lot of this).

The hike up to Clark until about 8400 was along the ridge and easy and broken clear, there was a bit of a scramble right at the end but nothing too difficult. Navigating down the North West side was ok, but there was a lot of lose scree (The first of many). This takes you down to a slightly flatter section where there was a fair amount of snow but nothing too difficult. I wore microspikes and that was ok. Brought an axe but didnt use it (But would bring it again if I was going again).

The rest of the way to Luahna was scree and rock, its not too pleasant and can take significant time depending on your teams ability.

Once on Luahna navigating to 8200 was quite easy, after this we took the ridge route which I would not recommend unless you like some exposed scrambling. Our GPX shows the better way to summit which we took on the way down.

Weather was perfect and plenty of water sources were available.

Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Animal/Pet, Tent Camp
Ascent Part of Trip: Clark (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Clark Mountain2020-08-09 
2Luahna Peak2020-08-09 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Harry H
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