Ascent of Thatchtop on 1999-07-24
|Date:||Saturday, July 24, 1999|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||12668 ft / 3861 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWhile reading Rossiter’s High Peaks guidebook, I found a passage that said, “…or you can descend via Thatchtop – it’s only 4th class…” I love traverses and so I decided I would use the traverse to the Continental Divide to bag Mt. Powell (13,208') after summiting Thatchtop Mountain (12,668') and then use it again to get home.
Foolishly, I got a late start – only hiking by 8:15am. And I had to start from Bear Lake, since the close lot was already full, adding 15 minutes to the hike in. I reached the foot of Thatchtop Mountain around 10am, and hoped I had four hours before any bad weather might start.
Link to 'Thatchtop Traverse' trip report
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