Ascent of Winchester Mountain on 2012-09-22

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:Nancy Willis -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, September 22, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Winchester Mountain
    Elevation:6510 ft / 1984 m

Ascent Trip Report

Twin Lakes was parked in a cloud all day. Hiked the trail to the LO. Sometimes above the clouds, sometimes in them. Car camped at Twin Lakes. Woke up Saturday and could not see either lake from campsite betwixt them. Bailed to home afterwards due to lack of clearing. Road is fine for high clearance vehicle but just melted out last week. Yowzers.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1330 ft / 405 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Trailhead:Twin Lakes  5180 ft / 1578 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1+
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Calm, White-out

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