Ascent of Trail Peak on 2013-08-17

Climber: Michael Sullivan

Others in Party:Shelly Britton
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, August 17, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Trail Peak
    Elevation:11605 ft / 3537 m

Ascent Trip Report

Distance: 5.7 miles
Elevation gain/loss: 1793 ft / 1838 ft
Moving time: 2:35
Moving speed: 2.2 mph

Our warm up hike the day before we hiked Mt. Whitney. Started from Horseshoe Meadows at the Trail Pass/Cottonwood Pass trailhead going west then crossed Horseshoe Meadow and into the forest. Continued until we reached the PCT and then went north for a couple switchbacks. From here we left the trail and went Xcountry straight up the ridgeline past the treeline to the false summit then further up the ridgeline to the true summit of Trail Peak (11,622 ft). We improvised another cross country route down towards the meadow and hooked up with our original trail and followed it back to the start. Beautiful meadow and forest and great boulders on the summit. Unbelievably quiet as we finished just before dark.

Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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