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Ascent of Elkhorn Peak on 2010-07-04

Climber: Richard Hensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, July 4, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Elkhorn Peak
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:8931 ft / 2722 m

Ascent Trip Report

First half mile of Twin Lakes Trail appears to have been rerouted some time ago. Easy to follow, but different than depicted on topo maps. Great panoramic view of the Wallowas. Strawberry Range and Aldrich Mtns also visible to southwest. Return hike included sidetrip to upper Twin Lake.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3898 ft / 1187 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3898 ft / 1187 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3698 ft / 1127 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3548 ft / 1082 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m
    Loss on way in:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Route:Twin Lakes Trail - Elkhorn Crest Trail
    Start Trailhead:Twin Lakes Trailhead  5383 ft / 1640 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3748 ft / 1142 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3548 ft / 1082 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Gain on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Route:Twin Lakes Trail - Elkhorn Crest Trail
    End Trailhead:Twin Lakes Trailhead  5383 ft / 1640 m



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