Ascent of Green Mountain on 2016-08-24

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Green Mountain
    Elevation:6855 ft / 2089 m

Ascent Trip Report

Woke up at 430 AM and left hotel at 450AM. Arrived at TH in the dark; Parking lot already had people there. May bikers and joggers start in the dark in this popular trailhead even during the weekdays. I turned on my head lamp and traveled east across the pedestrian overpass and followed the main dirt road/trail for bikes and hikers. An easy clear route to the summit. Made the summit in 35 minutes and the city below was ablaze with lights and the sun was not up yet. I jogged down in 20 minutes easily as the trail is mostly free of rock. Passed many hikers. Saw three mule deer - 2 bucks. Checked watch..still time to do Dinosaur ridge and get back to car in time to make it back to Denver, shower, and get to the office before 8AM so off I went to that hike. That TH is directly across the road from the parking lot and also easy to find. Views were rough at dawn with light sprinkle so I gave it a 4 as a hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:805 ft / 245 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:Green Mountain Trail
    Trailhead:Parking Lot between parks  6050 ft / 1844 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:20 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: DinoGreen

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Green Mountain2016-08-24 a805 ft / 245 m
2Dinosaur Ridge2016-08-24 b625 ft / 191 m
Total Trip Gain: 1430 ft / 436 m    Total Trip Loss: 1430 ft / 436 m

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