Ascent of Thurston Peak on 2012-09-30

Climber: Kevin Lietz

Others in Party:Maggie
Date:Sunday, September 30, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Thurston Peak
    Elevation:9706 ft / 2958 m

Ascent Trip Report

Went up through Baer Canyon and then back down Kays creek to the north. VERY LONG but great pretty with the fall colors... I would recommend this route to anyone with two improvements.... 1. Take two nights... there are great little campsites everywhere. Making it an overnighter will give you a chance to really take it the whole range. 2. Setup a car shuttle so you dont have to double back.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4826 ft / 1470 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4706 ft / 1434 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4826 ft / 1470 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Start Trailhead:Baer Canyon Trailhead  4880 ft / 1487 m
    Time:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4706 ft / 1434 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    End Trailhead:Kays Creek Trailhead   5000 ft / 1524 m
    Time:3 Hours 

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