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Ascent of Wasatch Mountain on 2016-07-27

Climber: Ryan Aschbrenner

Others in Party:Kelly
Date:Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wasatch Mountain
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13555 ft / 4131 m

Ascent Trip Report

We started from the Bridal Veil Falls lower parking lot, and hiked two miles or so up the road, getting a nice look at the 365' waterfall. Next we followed the jeep road due south through Bridal Veil Basin, seeing more cascading water and nice views all around.

We left the jeep trail a little after passing 12,200' and went west through scenic high meadows toward the 12,815' lake. After a short rest, I headed up Wasatch Mtn, first gaining the NE ridge, and then continuing up to the summit. My wife Kelly stayed down by the lake and caught some rays.

After I descended Wasatch and returned to the lake, we hiked back out the same way we came in.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4555 ft / 1388 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4555 ft / 1388 m
    Start Trailhead:Bridal Veil Falls lower parking  9000 ft / 2743 m
Descent Statistics



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