Ascent of Mount Chapin on 2013-09-03
|Date:||Tuesday, September 3, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||12454 ft / 3795 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis mountain had been on my "to do list" for a long time. I had summited all the other big mountains in its range; some a long time ago. My wife, Geri, joined me on this climb. Of course, the easiest approach is from Old Fall River Road near Chapin Pass. The parking is very limited here, so an early start is necessary, even though you could get a late start and still summit this mountain before noon. We reached the trailhead at 8:00 AM and there was only one parking spot left at the trailhead. Mount Chapin's summit is just a little over 1.5 miles, but you will gain close to 100 feet per .1 mile. It took me and my wife 2 1/4 hours to reach the summit. With such a high starting elevation, this is a pleasant way to bag a bigger peak and being well above tree line, the view is great in all directions. Our descent time was about 1 3/8 hours.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Chapin/Marmot/Huffers|
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