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Ascent of Peak 4050 on 2016-09-13

Climber: Michael Lloyd

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 4050
    Location:USA-Alaska
    Elevation:4050 ft / 1234 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked in to the Swan Lake East cabin and took the extra rowboat to the West cabin the day before.
Started off around 1100. The first mile and 1000 feet were all bushwhack. Thought I might have been on a trail a few times but it was all game trails. I was about 2 minutes from turning around when I finally came out of the brush. It opened up to a decent slope of moss and lichen. Meandered up this to the ridge that was rocky shale and followed the ridge to the peak. Continued on the ridge to Peak 3943. Cut back to the East across the face to try and follow a finger back down to the lake. Lots of bushwhacking again. Stuck in alders, getting stabbed by devil's club and other thorns. Finally make it into the tall wet grass by the lake and took a nap at the cabin. I had dropped my paper topo map around 0.5 miles in and somehow on the way down found myself in the same spot I dropped it. Challenging hike with the bushwhack but the ridge was beautiful. I could see back to Juneau lake and from 3493 could see all the way to the ocean.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2655 ft / 809 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2655 ft / 809 m
    Start Trailhead:Swan Lake West Cabin  1395 ft / 425 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: 4050 & 3943

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Peak 40502016-09-132655 ft / 809 m
2Peak 39432016-09-13 
Total Trip Gain: 2655 ft / 809 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Michael Lloyd
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