Ascent of Challenger Point on 2014-07-05

Climber: Kay Komuro

Others in Party:Harlan Stockman
Date:Saturday, July 5, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Challenger Point
    Elevation:14081 ft / 4291 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is Challenger and Kit Carson combination hike. We have hiked up to the Challenger first, then Kit Carson, and come back to Challenger, then descend.
The gps file include both Challenger and Kit Carson.

At the beginning by the Willow Lake, we confused, but follow the cairns on the trail to rounding the Willow Lake. Some places are many tail like, some places are no trail at all, follow the gps file to make sure to get to the summit(s).

Photos posted:
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2578 ft / 785 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Clear and sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2578 ft / 785 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Round the Willow Lake then northeast
    Start Trailhead:11503 ft / 3506 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:same way we came
    End Trailhead:14081 ft / 4291 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Challenger - Kit Carson (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Challenger Point2014-07-05 A2578 ft / 786 m
2Kit Carson Mountain2014-07-05 B473 ft / 144 m
Total Trip Gain: 3051 ft / 930 m    Total Trip Loss: 0 ft / 0 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Kay Komuro
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