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Ascent of Iron Mountain on 2013-11-10

Climber: Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach

Others in Party:Christine Soskins
Date:Sunday, November 10, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Iron Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5636 ft / 1717 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hundred Peaks Section, Sierra Club hike.
Leaders: Bill Simpson & Christine Soskins

Peak #3 on a 3-peak day. Trip report -

Peak Order:
Fox-Condor-Iron #2

Started hiking approx 6:37 from Condor Peak TH - steady up to Fox. Continued on to Condor and then up to Iron #2. Out and back via the same route, bypassing Condor and Fox. Back at the cars in just over 10 hours for the day. Total stats - 20.3 miles, with 6700 feet of gain (according to Strava - 7:43 moving time).

Fox was my 97th and Condor was my 98th HPS Peak! YEA!

Overall I felt good on the hike - trail was BEAUTIFUL but generally not maintained.... the goal was to make it down before dark. At times the 5.5 miles from the saddle to Fox to the TH seemed like FOREVER - very gradual and lots of fingers and draws that we went through and around. Weather was perfect and trail conditions were generally very good. Lots of Poodle Dog between Condor and Iron on the ridge, but it wasn't horrible. Use trails to the top of Fox, Condor and Iron were definitely steep and slippy - but overall the views were spectacular and the slight use trail made it worth it. Fun hiking with a GREAT group from HPS - and excellent leaders for keeping us all on pace and on track to finish before dark!
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Condor Peak Trail
    Start Trailhead:Condor Peak TH @ mile 4.5  
Descent Statistics



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