Ascent of Mount Grafton-South Ridge on 2014-08-30
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, August 30, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Mount Grafton-South Ridge|
| Elevation:||10640 ft / 3243 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMade a five hour ascent to the South Ridge of Mt. Grafton. The travel in the canyon was very brushy which is great habitat for elk and they were there in abundance. Numerous pine saplings were torn to shreds by the bulls preparing for the upcoming rut.
Dense stands of White Fir blanketed the north facing slope of Mill Canyon and there were several bristle cone pines near the ridge top.
The summit cairn was hard to find but after checking my GPS for altitude and searching around, I found it; A ROCK PILE WITHIN A ROCK PILE.
The view to the east is spectacular with the Snake Range panorama prominently displayed. Very enjoyable hike!
Summit cairn and the white canister containing a notebook. (2014-08-30). Photo by Gerry Pennington.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
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