Ascent of Esmeralda Peak on 2016-04-20
|Others in Party:||Fletcher Jordan <5427>|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Wednesday, April 20, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Elevation:||6600 ft / 2011 m|
Ascent Trip ReportNot exactly sure on the day but it was about 2 weeks after Shuksan. Attempted with Heather Anderson, her friend (sorry I can't remember her name), Fletcher Jordan. We hit snow on the road early and had to walk about 3.5 miles to De Roux. The footbridge was good but the clouds gathered to unleash hell when we were only 100' from the top. Heather had broken most of the trail, perhaps strength training or maybe just laziness from us. A huge crack of thunder and Heather exclaimed, "Fuck this!" and turned right around with all of us scurrying like rats back to treeline while rain turned the snow into slush. Of course the weather became heavenly when we arrived back at the road. A good workout day even if it didn't work out.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3640 ft / 1108 m|
| Extra Gain:||120 ft / 36 m|
| Route:||De Roux|
| Trailhead:||3200 ft / 975 m|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground|
| Weather:||Thunderstorm, Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
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