Ascent of Vestal Peak on 2003-07-12

Climber: Chris Jaquet

Others in Party:Kane the dog
Taylor Cooper
Date:Saturday, July 12, 2003
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Vestal Peak
    Elevation:13864 ft / 4225 m

Ascent Trip Report

the day started nicely, but we got a late start out of the tent and the clouds were building up big time as we approached the summit. I ran up to the summit on my own while Taylor and the dog started down. No sooner had I snapped a few pictures and signed the registry than a big crash of thunder that sounded like it was under me! I scurried down as fast as I could and caught up to the others below the pass/coular leading to the large scree field on the N. W. side of the mountain. As we descended we kept an eye to the very dark clouds and lightning chasing us back to camp in the meadow. Dinner and Bedtime :)
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Thunderstorm, Windy
Ascent Statistics
    Route:N. coular to S face
    Start Trailhead:Molas Pass  
Descent Statistics
    Route:traced route up
    End Trailhead:St. Mary Lakes trailhead  

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