Ascent of Leavitt Peak on 2016-08-12

Climber: Mr. L

Others in Party:Dean Gaudet -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Friday, August 12, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Leavitt Peak
    Elevation:11569 ft / 3526 m

Ascent Trip Report

note: my GPS is still off w.r.t. distances -- I've entered what it told me, but other people's distances seem a tad shorter

started from Sonora Pass parking lot at 6:45am -- 40F

took the shortcut on the way up -- steep, loose, and one patch of snow to go around

followed the trail until the T-junction -- nicely marked with rocks -- you can't miss it

for the next bit you simply follow the valley, on the loose rocks -- another short patch of snow

then up the ridge and the final switchbacks

arrived at 11:10am -- yes, I am that slow :)

had the summit to myself for 20 min -- then Dean arrived... he had started much later (and is fast)

I had actually seen him come into the final bowl with Latopie Lake, just as I started my final climb

so I gave it all I got, to be first :)

no summit register, and just one tiny 1" marker on the biggest of the rocks on the summit plateau

started to go down at 11:45am

Dean bagged one of the ridge peaks, and then caught up to me again

we agreed -- the shortcut wasn't for us on the way down -- so the long/normal trail we went

around 3pm we were at the wilderness sign -- he went ahead, and I followed very slowly

got back to my car at 4:56pm -- yep, I'm slow, and I took many breaks, to rest, and chat with various folks

great hike! at my limit of distance and climb, at the point in time
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1917 ft / 584 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1917 ft / 584 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1917 ft / 584 m
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.6 km
    Route:PCT with shortcut
    Start Trailhead:Sonora Pass parking lot  9652 ft / 2941 m
    Time:4 Hours 25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1917 ft / 584 m
    Distance:6.7 mi / 10.7 km
    Route:PCT without shortcut
    End Trailhead:Sonora Pass parking lot  9652 ft / 2941 m
    Time:5 Hours 10 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mr. L
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