Ascent of Equinox Mountain on 2012-01-01

Climber: Mike Arthur

Others in Party:Leesa Arthur
Date:Sunday, January 1, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Equinox Mountain
    Elevation:3840 ft / 1170 m

Ascent Trip Report

1st hike of the New Year! Started at 8 AM. Total fog until we were halfway down. At 11 AM the valley cleared and the summit was just clearing when we got to the car around noon.

Ice encountered starting at 2300'. Micro spikes were helpful (and almost necessary). Snow line was at 2700'. There was only about 2" of snow at the summit.

See my trip report and pictures at
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2740 ft / 835 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2740 ft / 835 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Cool, Calm, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2740 ft / 835 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Blue Trail
    Start Trailhead:Blue Trail Trail Head  1100 ft / 335 m
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2740 ft / 835 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:Blue Trail
    End Trailhead:Blue Trail Trail Head  1100 ft / 335 m
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mike Arthur
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