Ascent of Telegraph Peak on 2012-07-28
|Others in Party:||SP'er JDuke|
|Date:||Saturday, July 28, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||8985 ft / 2738 m|
Ascent Trip Reporttrip totals: 3800' gain / 5000' loss
Got a 6:30 start, which meant of course that we had to take the fire road up from Manker Flat. This didn't really bother me, since I could get a few miles under my feet before hitting the Three T's trail.
Headed up from MF to Baldy Notch, took a pit stop at the cafe, and headed off for Thunder Mountain. The final slog up the ski slope is a pain. Stood on the lump next to the ski lift, took pictures, and headed off.
Took the Three T's trail south down to the Telegraph / Thunder saddle (~400 feet loss) and then back up to Telegraph Peak. Took our first major break and took lots of pictures.
We couldn't sign the register because some ASSCLOWN stole the freaking lid off the summit box, along with the summit register. Who the fark needs a lid from a box as a memento?
Headed down from Telegraph to the Telegraph / Timber saddle (7740') for another ~1200' of loss, then back up to Timber Mountain. By the time we got to the summit turnoff, I was starting to feel my knee, which I had lightly tweaked earlier in the week. Grinded out the last quarter mile to the summit, and took another somewhat longish break.
Finally headed off down the mountain. Started our descent at 12:22. Took a short break at Columbine Springs to fill up three bottles (not for the hike, but for later at home). Continued on our way, and the pounding rock of Icehouse Canyon started to get to me with about a mile and a half to go.
Finally got back to Icehouse Canyon trailhead at just a smidge past 2:00.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||805 ft / 245 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1245 ft / 379 m|
| Grade/Class:||class 1|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||805 ft / 245 m|
| Distance:||1.6 mi / 2.6 km|
| Route:||Three T's trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Telegraph / Thunder saddle 8180 ft / 2493 m|
| Loss on way out:||1245 ft / 379 m|
| End Trailhead:||Timber / Telegraph saddle 7740 ft / 2359 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Three T's 2012-07-28 (0 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 3795 ft / 1157 m Total Trip Loss: 4995 ft / 1522 m
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