Ascent of North Gardner Mountain on 2021-07-10

Climber: Honorio Valdes

Date:Saturday, July 10, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Gardner Mountain
    Elevation:8956 ft / 2729 m

Ascent Trip Report

After 3 failed attempts (one in 2019, another in 2020, and another a month ago), I finally bagged North Gardner. I started at 3:30 and made it to the meadows around 7:30. The trail was as brushy as usual with a few blowdowns. I filtered water and took a break before heading up to Pt. 8487. The trek took me 3 hours (with a few breaks included) and I followed a game trail (saw deer going up and down on them) to Pt. 8487. At the Pt., I took a quick break before heading to the summit. The trek to the summit took about an hour with some route finding. There were cairns in some sections and it is easy to find a good way that doesn't involve exposed traverses or traveling on sketchy choss. I took another break at the summit soaking on the views and seeing the smoke from the BC fires. I then headed down to the meadows and made it back in about 2 hrs. I took another quick break before starting the long slog back to the trailhead. I stopped to filter water about a mile from the meadows and continued my trek. I made it back to the car around 8:20, after 16:55 on the go. When I got to the trailhead, I saw that the FS closed the trail some time during the day due to a nearby wildfire (I later found out through the FS website that there are several fires happening around Twisp).

Stats: 25.6 mi, ~8200' gain in 16:55:27

- 4:00 approach
- 0:20 break
- 3:00 to false summit
- 0:10 break at false summit
- 1:00 to summit
- 0:25 min summit break
- 2:00 to meadows
- 0:20 break at meadows
- 5:30 from meadows to TH (including a few breaks and a 10 min water filtering break)

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