Ascent of Echo Lake Northwest Peak on 2014-10-01

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Echo Lake Northwest Peak
    Elevation:8934 ft / 2723 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started from the West Eagle Meadow CG on a cold morning after fresh snow had fallen higher in the peaks overnight. Hiked the West Eagle Trail #1934 to the junction with the Tombstone Lake Trail #1943 and followed the latter trail to the 8100' pass above Tombstone Lake, noticing cougar paw prints in the fresh snow on the way. From here I traversed open country and brush through fresh snow across the south face of Peak 8772 and up the west face of Echo Lake NW Peak, scrambling over some rocks on the upper north ridge to reach the summit. Clouds were sweeping through the mountains, but no additional snow fell and eventually the skies cleared for my descent the same route.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3874 ft / 1179 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Round-Trip Distance:15.4 mi / 24.8 km
    Route:Tombstone Lake Trail/Peak 8772
    Trailhead:West Eagle TH  5460 ft / 1664 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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