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Ascent of Excelsior Mountain in 1967-06

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:June, 1967
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Excelsior Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12446 ft / 3793 m

Ascent Trip Report

Camped at Trumbull Lake C.G. (9,450') with friends, I followed the Virginia Lakes trail past Blue, Cooney, and Frog Lakes (10,400') to a convenient spot below Burro Pass (11,120'), before heading X-C up the northern scree/talus slopes of Excelsior Mountain to the north ridge, and along it southerly to the top.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2996 ft / 913 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:via Virginia Lakes Tr/N Ridge
    Trailhead:Turnbull Lake C.G.  9450 ft / 2880 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1-2
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Good



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