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Ascent of Green Mountain on 2016-07-22

Climber: Ryan Aschbrenner

Date:Friday, July 22, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Green Mountain
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:8144 ft / 2482 m

Ascent Trip Report

I ran 4 miles from my hotel to Chautauqua Park, and set out on the trails. I took the Saddle Rock and E.M. Greenman Trails up Green Mountain. From the Green summit, I followed the Green Mtn West Ridge Trail a short distance, and then took the Green Bear Trail down. Then I took the Bear Peak West Ridge Trail up Bear, and continued on the trail to South Boulder Peak. After that, I backtracked to Bear Peak, this time doing the moderately tricky scramble up to the summit. I followed the Fern Canyon Trail down, and eventually followed a series of trails to NCAR, where I arranged to be picked up.

Of all these trais, the Bear Peak West Ridge Trail was my favorite, because of the nice up-close views of Bear and South Boulder Peaks, and plus it wasn't very steep and the footing was good (until near the top).

This was a hot day, which reached the low 90s. I was feeling the effects of the heat during the last few miles.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2904 ft / 885 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2904 ft / 885 m
    Route:Saddle Rock, EM Greenman Tr
    Start Trailhead:5240 ft / 1597 m
Descent Statistics



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