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Ascent of Moby Dick on 2015-08-29

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, August 29, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Moby Dick
    Location:USA-Wyoming
    Elevation:10000 ft / 3048 m

Ascent Trip Report

After tagging the first two peaks along the Mount Glory ridge, I ventured back further in search of the feature called Moby Dick. This was the most interesting feature of the three as it had some rock and views of the Tetons and my feet were spared any more of that horrible steep and lose mess that you have to hike up from the Teton Pass parking area. I returned the way I came getting in a total of 2,300 feet of gain in only 4 miles with about 3 hours total at or above 10,000 feet.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Ridge Line
    Trailhead:Saddle between Peaks  9900 ft / 3017 m
    Grade/Class:1 and 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast
65F
Ascent Part of Trip: WY acclimation hiking

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Glory2015-08-29 a1695 ft / 517 m
2Mount Glory-North Peak2015-08-29 b132 ft / 40 m
3Moby Dick2015-08-29 c100 ft / 30 m
4Mount Glory-North Peak2015-08-29 d132 ft / 40 m
5Mount Glory2015-08-29 e226 ft / 69 m
6Signal Mountain2015-08-29 f720 ft / 219 m
Total Trip Gain: 3005 ft / 915 m    Total Trip Loss: 2285 ft / 696 m



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