Ascent of Iron Cap Mountain on 2015-08-24
|Others in Party:||Shayne|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Monday, August 24, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Iron Cap Mountain|
| Elevation:||6347 ft / 1934 m|
Ascent Trip Report3-day backpacking trip with Shayne. Started at the Necklace Valley trailhead (#1062), hiked to the West Fork Foss Trail trailhead (#1064), then hiked up to Big Heart Lake and camped for the night. On day 2 we climbed up to Iron Cap mountain via the ridge from the west, then back down to Opal Lake (which isn't a lake anymore; more of a meadow). A very strenuous day; about 10 miles in nearly 12 hours, but a whole lot of elevation gain/loss, tons of boulders, and no trail to follow. We camped at Opal Lake and hiked out to the Necklace Valley trailhead (#1062) the next morning.
|Summary Total Data|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Tent Camp|
| Nights Spent:||2 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
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