Ascent to Vulture Peak-below col on 2013-09-13

Climber: Steve Sheriff

Date:Friday, September 13, 2013
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Vulture Peak - below col
    Elevation:8084 ft / 2464 m
    Remaining Elevation:1554 ft / 473 m (100% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

After not getting permission for four other plans we arrived at the park with, we settled on trying Vulture from the east. We knew the days were probably too short for us and, sure enough, we retreated about 1,600' from the summit. The useful information I can report is that the trail from Kootenai Pass up on to West Flattop Mountain is still intact and in pretty good shape. My Garmin Etrex 30 did not track very well (5 points in 0.34 miles though set for 105 feet intervals) on the trail that did exist (see GPS route: Kootenai Pass to camp) but the trail is about 200' north of where it shows on the Garmin maps and well worth finding.
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GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Steve Sheriff
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