Ascent of Baker Peak on 2020-10-04

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Martha Johnson
Kent McFeely
Date:Sunday, October 4, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Baker Peak
    Elevation:12305 ft / 3750 m

Ascent Trip Report

We hiked up staying mostly in the drainage, getting the lower summit first. The traverse wasn't bad- when there was a ridge, walking the edge of the ridge was usually good terrain. The hike up (or down) was not pleasant, but not as bad as it looked from the lake.

Since the stats of this ascent include the west summit, here are the stats broken down:

Lake to lower summit: 1.3 miles - 1:45
Lower summit to this one: 0.5 miles - 0:30
This summit to lake: 1.3 miles - 1:30

Photos are on Flickr here
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1885 ft / 574 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4505 ft / 1372 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.7 mi / 14 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1885 ft / 574 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1685 ft / 514 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Loss on way in:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:From Baker Lake
    Start Trailhead:Baker Lake camp  10620 ft / 3236 m
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4305 ft / 1312 m
    Distance:6.9 mi / 11.1 km
    Route:via Baker Lake
    End Trailhead:Baker Creek trailhead  8000 ft / 2438 m
    Time:4 Hours 45 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2020 Baker Peak backpack (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Pyramid Peak2020-10-034026 ft / 1227 m
2Baker Peak-West Summit2020-10-04 a 
3Baker Peak2020-10-04 b1885 ft / 575 m
Total Trip Gain: 5911 ft / 1802 m    Total Trip Loss: 5911 ft / 1802 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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