Ascent of Table Mountain on 2011-07-16

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Mountain Man Henry The
Tim Newman
Date:Saturday, July 16, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Table Mountain
    Elevation:10888 ft / 3318 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a surprising beautiful hike with many wildflowers of varying colors. The terrain was also varied, starting out in meadows (shared with cattle), then moving through a forest with flowing streams, and finally opening up to an alpine tundra-like environment. The trail was decent, but not maintained as it was blocked by trees in places and under some water for a good stretch (both in the forested section).

Since this was a relatively easy hike (for us), we decided to quickly gain the ridge (following a fence) and go over all the sub-summits. One could save some elevation gain and a small amount of distance by angling up to the ridge. (We did cut some distance on the way down by heading more directly down from the last sub-summit, 10720+)

Note: we did not see any trace of the jeep trails that the topo map indicated were at the top of the ridge.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2928 ft / 891 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2928 ft / 891 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.8 mi / 15.8 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2828 ft / 861 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2728 ft / 831 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Trail to pass at 10010', then N Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Morgan Meadow Trailhead  8160 ft / 2487 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2828 ft / 861 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2728 ft / 831 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:N Ridge to pass at 10010', then trail
    End Trailhead:Morgan Meadow Trailhead  8160 ft / 2487 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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