Ascent of Quaggy Joe-North Peak on 2009-01-01
|Others in Party:||Jim Kitchen|
|Date:||Thursday, January 1, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Quaggy Joe-North Peak|
| Elevation:||1141 ft / 347 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe trail was under a few feet of snow, which was basically hard-pack after the rain we got a week ago, and the cold that followed refroze the snow. We still decided to use snowshoes to get up the North Peak- if for nothing else for the use of the crampons. The North peak was extremely windy from the north, which made for a biting cold and short stay at the top.
The ridge trail to the South Peak was less traveled and made for a relaxing traverse to the top of that peak. We could only sit on the South Peak for a minute because of the cold.
When we hit the drop-off, we found it easier to take off the snowshoes and post-hole down the side of that steep section.
At the base, it was an easy walk without snowshoes on the cross country ski trail to the car. Cold, but a great time.
Full loop done in about 2 hours.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Crampons, Snowshoes|
| Weather:||Frigid, Windy, Clear|
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