Ascent of Iron Cap Mountain on 2015-08-24

Climber: Trent Holmes

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 Report

3-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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