Ascent of Gifford Peak on 2016-08-20

Climber: Steve Stampfli

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, August 20, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Gifford Peak
    Elevation:5368 ft / 1636 m

Ascent Trip Report

Route up N ridge from just W of Blue Lake fairly easy due to elk trails. Register in plastic canister on summit was placed in 2015.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1768 ft / 537 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:Blue Lake trail to north ridge
    Trailhead:Thomas Lake TH  4000 ft / 1219 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 

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