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Ascent of Cornucopia Peak on 2014-09-14

Climber: Michael Wanberg

Others in Party:Jeremy B
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 14, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cornucopia Peak
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:8643 ft / 2634 m

Ascent Trip Report

A neat summit with incredible vies out to over the Powder River and Pine Valleys. If it wasn't for the long descent it would have been a perfect day! We poked our heads into an abandoned mine on the way down the peak and met a Cornucopia local on the road down. He showed us his cabin in 'town' that he was fixing up and even gave us something to snack on while we took the tour and talked construction.

40#OA60,R,K
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1143 ft / 347 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4583 ft / 1395 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3 (descent)
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:843 ft / 256 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 443 ft / 135 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m
    Loss on way in:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:ridge crest from Nip Pass, then path on west ridge
    Start Trailhead:Nip Pass  8200 ft / 2499 m
    Time:15 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4183 ft / 1274 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3883 ft / 1184 m; Extra: 300 ft / 91m
    Gain on way out:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:direct SW, then trail to Cornucopia
    End Trailhead:Cornucopia Lodge  4760 ft / 1450 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2014-09 ECW (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Red Mountain-East Peak2014-09-12 a 
2Red Mountain2014-09-12 b5700 ft / 1737 m
3Krag Peak2014-09-13 a1530 ft / 466 m
4Truax Mountain2014-09-13 b540 ft / 165 m
5Granite Mountain-Southwest Peak2014-09-14 a 
6Granite Mountain2014-09-14 b2490 ft / 759 m
7Nip Pass Peak2014-09-14 c 
8Cornucopia Peak2014-09-14 d1143 ft / 348 m
Total Trip Gain: 11403 ft / 3475 m    Total Trip Loss: 11203 ft / 3414 m



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