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Ascent of Thurston Peak on 2015-06-30

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Mark Rosen
Date:Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Thurston Peak
    Location:USA-Utah
    Elevation:9706 ft / 2958 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road was good (passenger car capable) to the gate for Francis Peak. From there, a rough dirt road goes around to the right and continues to a small but adequate turnout where I parked. Please note- the road continues a bit further to a dead-end with no room to turn around.

The (Great Western) trail was decent to the saddle before the summit, where a cairned use trail continues to the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1326 ft / 403 m
    Extra Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:South ridge
    Trailhead:Last turnout on access road  9180 ft / 2798 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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