Ascent of Leavitt Peak on 2014-08-31
|Others in Party:||Eric Kensiski|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, August 31, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||11569 ft / 3526 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDay hike on a 3-day Boy Scout trip over Labor Day weekend. Hiked in from Sonora Pass to Latopie via PCT on Saturday, then made our ascent on Sunday, returning to Sonora Pass on Monday. Ascent was via use trail from Latopie, then PCT to use trail up east ridge. Felt the peak ascent was actually easier than hiking in from Sonora Pass the day before. Surprised to find only one other group camping at Latopie and absolutely nobody on the peak. Ran into several groups aiming for Leavitt as we were hiking out the PCT on Monday, but they were far enough off and starting late enough that I suspect most wouldn't succeed.
Very high starting point at Sonora Pass (9624') makes the initial hike that much more challenging. Had one scout (Nick) who had pretty nasty altitude sickness after the ascent on Sunday. Snickers, Tylenol and sleep helped.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1180 ft / 359 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1180 ft / 359 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
| Nights Spent:||1 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
Wind light until about noon, then picked up
| Gain on way in:||1180 ft / 359 m|
| Route:||PCT to East Ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||Latopie Lake 10389 ft / 3166 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||1180 ft / 359 m|
| End Trailhead:||Latopie Lake 10389 ft / 3166 m|
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