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Ascent to Logan Peak-South Syncline Summit on 2011-11-05

Climber: Keaton Reed

Date:Saturday, November 5, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Logan Peak - South Syncline Summit
    Location:USA-Utah
    Elevation:8400 ft / 2560 m
    Remaining Elevation:1310 ft / 399 m (26% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Took a bus down into the Island where I started my hike up to the Dry Creek trail head. Went up Dry Creek Canyon and grabbed the south syncline trail up to the crest below Little Baldy and above Temple Baldy. There was about 4 to 5 inches of fresh snow, and the weather was still a little stormy. It was snowing lightly at times, but it was also very windy. Once I made the crest I attempted to climb further because I thought I could make it to Logan Peak, by some foolish idea I had in my head. I turned back when the wind and weather chased me off the mountain. I descended the Welch's Flat road down into Providence Canyon, which was actually a very nice hike. I saw some fresh Mountain Lion tracks, which was slightly concerning. They were following some Cow tracks. I found the cows, but I never found the Mountain Lion. I finally made it into the canyon, checked out the waterfalls, and went down the road to Providence itself. I walked back to the University from there.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4200 ft / 1279 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4000 ft / 1219 m
    Round-Trip Distance:17 mi / 27.4 km
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3800 ft / 1158 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Start Trailhead:4600 ft / 1402 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4000 ft / 1219 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3600 ft / 1097 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m
    Gain on way out:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:11 mi / 17.7 km
    End Trailhead:4800 ft / 1463 m



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