Ascent of Uncompahgre Peak on 2010-07-03

Climber: Donnie Puckle

Date:Saturday, July 3, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Uncompahgre Peak
    Elevation:14309 ft / 4361 m

Ascent Trip Report Fierce Planet hike. We started from the 4WD trailhead. The pace was pretty fast: we started around 6AM and got back to the trailhead before noon. The group got pretty strung out along the trail, but everyone made the summit. It was windy at the top. Pretty easy for a 14er, with awesome scenery. The next day we were going to do Handies Peak from Grizzly Gulch, so a few of us drove through Capitol City and over Engineer and Cinnamon Passes to the trailhead. More great scenery along that drive.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2885 ft / 879 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Route:Nellie Creek
    Trailhead:Nellie Creek Trailhead  11424 ft / 3482 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: Uncompahgre/Handies/Redcloud/Sunshine (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Uncompahgre Peak2010-07-032885 ft / 879 m
2Handies Peak2010-07-043629 ft / 1106 m
3Redcloud Peak2010-07-053616 ft / 1102 m
4Sunshine Peak2010-07-053583 ft / 1092 m
Total Trip Gain: 13713 ft / 4179 m    Total Trip Loss: 6468 ft / 1971 m

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