Ascent of Avalanche Peak on 2007-07-30

Climber: Josh Luzania

Date:Monday, July 30, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Avalanche Peak
    Elevation:10568 ft / 3221 m

Ascent Trip Report

In my short summer in Yellowstone, I wanted a peak that would challenge. Washburne hadn't really been much of one, Bunsen was good, but Avalanche was most intriguing. On the east side of the park, in a section I had rarely visited, and over 10,000 feet itself. Plus, that name. Great name.

For a fairly short hike, Avalanche doesn't pull any punches. From the get go, you're hiking up quickly, pushing through forest as you go. Reaching tree line and seeing the distant top is almost a relief. From the top, views of Yellowstone Lake and the Absaroka mountains are incredible. When we had started, a thunderstorm was raging above us. Waiting it out before we started proved to be completely worth it.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail

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