Ascent to Lone Pine Peak-Camp Lake on 2011-10-13

Climber: Ed Wandall

Others in Party:Tom Wandall
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, October 13, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Lone Pine Peak - Camp Lake
    Elevation:11155 ft / 3400 m
    Remaining Elevation:1789 ft / 545 m (35% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Met up with my brother late the night before. I had a permit for Whitney for Friday, and we needed to get one for him in the morning. Looking at the Falcon guide to the mountains of California, we thought that Lone Pine Mountain would make a good acclimatization hike. Geared up after getting the permits taken care of (and a monster pancake at Whitney Portal), we hiked up to Camp Lake. Taking into consideration the lateness of the day, the snow conditions and not wanting to waste energy that we would need on Friday with the "gravelly slog" ascent to the ridge, we called it off and went back to Lone Pine to eat and get ready for Whitney. This is a rarely visited valley (with Whitney next door), and we saw Mountain Lion tracks in the snow. I will definitely be heading back here when I get west again.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3347 ft / 1020 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Meysan lake trail
    Trailhead:Meysan Trailhead  7808 ft / 2379 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes

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