Ascent of Tells Peak on 1998-09-23

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, September 23, 1998
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Tells Peak
    Elevation:8872 ft / 2704 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the Van Vleck TH off Ice House Rd we followed directions to Forni Lake via the unmaintained Highland Tr in Pete Yamagata's helpful "Northern Sierra Peaks Guide." From Forni Lake I continued by trail to the top of the ridge, then on use trail and cross-country to Tells Peak. Murray climbed McConnell Peak from Forni Lake. Returning from from McConnell to Forni Lake he was caught in a thunder/lightning storm---he was soaked but ok. I returned to the TH before him and missed the brunt of the weather.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2272 ft / 692 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2272 ft / 692 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Unsettled, thunder storm
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2272 ft / 692 m
    Distance:5.5 mi / 8.9 km
    Route:Highland Tr, Forni Lake
    Start Trailhead:Van Vleck TH  6600 ft / 2011 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2272 ft / 692 m
    End Trailhead:Van Vleck TH  6600 ft / 2011 m

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