Ascent of Iron Mountain on 2012-09-01

Climber: Sandy Lara

Date:Saturday, September 1, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Iron Mountain
    Elevation:8007 ft / 2440 m

Ascent Trip Report

Weather forecast 75 degrees became 92 degrees. Peter got his 100th HPS peak :-)

The "Iron Fire" had been started by lightning the day before. There were planes (boxing it with orange retardant), helicopters (dropping water) and crews (could hear chain saws) working on it. It was confined to a small area near the "gunsight notch" on the ridge to Baldy. They expected to be working on it again the day after. Smoke continued to rise while we were there, though flames were not visible.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7200 ft / 2194 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1200 ft / 365 m
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:7200 ft / 2194 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 6000 ft / 1829 m; Extra: 1200 ft / 365m
    Loss on way in:1200 ft / 365 m
    Distance:7.1 mi / 11.4 km
    Route:Over Allison Saddle
    Start Trailhead:Heaton Flat  2007 ft / 611 m
Descent Statistics

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