Ascent of Flattop Mountain on 2009-07-14
|Others in Party:||Tim Newman|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 14, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||12324 ft / 3756 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was a great hike. The party that started out included 3 children, who made it within a quarter mile of the summit, and would have made the summit, if not for EXTREME wind conditions near the top, pushing the wind-chill well south of comfortable. The views from the trail were limited until the trail climbed above the tree line- then they were breathtaking. Aside from the potential for winds, hikers should also be warned that this is quite a popular trail- we went on a Tuesday and still saw dozens of others doing this hike.
One key benefit of this summit is it puts one within easy reach of about 5 other summits (assuming the weather is hospitable).
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2844 ft / 866 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||9 mi / 14.5 km|
| Route:||Flattop Mountain Trail|
| Trailhead:||Bear Lake Trailhead 9480 ft / 2889 m|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
|Ascent Part of Trip: 2009 Flattop Mountain|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 3191 ft / 973 m Total Trip Loss: 3191 ft / 973 m
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