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Ascent of Medicine Bow Peak on 2009-08-09

Climber: Donnie Puckle

Date:Sunday, August 9, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Medicine Bow Peak
    Location:USA-Wyoming
    Elevation:12013 ft / 3661 m

Ascent Trip Report

I camped out at Nash Fork with my friends Jamie & Oscar, and their two dogs, Booker & Hattie. We did a loop from West Lake Marie trailhead. It was very windy all day, and there were clouds moving through all day, but it did not rain. There weren't too many people on the trail. When we got down from the mountain and down to the Lewis Lake/Lakes Trail junction, I climbed up Sugarloaf while Jaime & Oscar headed back to Lake Marie. I have been wanting to get up to the Snowy Range for a few years, and I am glad I did.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1526 ft / 465 m
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1526 ft / 465 m
    Start Trailhead:West Lake Marie Trailhead  10487 ft / 3196 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Medicine Bow/Sugarloaf (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
 Medicine Bow Peak-West Ridge2009-08-09 
1Medicine Bow Peak2009-08-091526 ft / 465 m
2Sugarloaf Mountain2009-08-09 
Total Trip Gain: 1526 ft / 465 m



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