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Ascent of Mount Edith on 2010-10-10

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Date:Sunday, October 10, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Edith
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:9480 ft / 2889 m

Ascent Trip Report

Began hiking at 11:13AM. Summit at 1:00PM. Back to Subaru at 2:25PM.

Drove the Subaru up to a good parking area prior to the road turning into ruts. Saw a mine shaft on the trail before reaching a meadow that had a barricade blocking motorized use on the trail on the far side. I followed the trail to the ridge line, then left it heading east. I passed over one false summit and then reached the top. It was socked in at the top and I still had never seen the peak during my approach. On the way down I went straight south towards the trail and picked up an old camp pad bag that was caught on a tiny tree. The clouds lifted and I could actually see the peak! There was also some snow off the east face, still. I made it back to my car, but then took it for a little highpointing of its own. I got a picture of it for my black and white class on the top of spot elevation 7722'. It was a great day to get out on my own challenge myself.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2120 ft / 646 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2120 ft / 645 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Cold, Extremely Windy, Low Clouds
40-50mph wind, mist while in a cloud near the saddle, clouds cleared on descent
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2120 ft / 646 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2080 ft / 634 m; Extra: 40 ft / 12m
    Loss on way in:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:Trail 152
    Start Trailhead:152 Trailhead  7400 ft / 2255 m
    Time:1 Hours 47 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2080 ft / 633 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:Trail 152
    End Trailhead:152 Trailhead  7400 ft / 2255 m
    Time:1 Hours 25 Minutes



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