Ascent of Mount Houghton on 2016-10-04
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Tuesday, October 4, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||10490 ft / 3197 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI used the old Mt. Rose trail head, which goes up the old road. Nice trail hike. Trail was covered by recent snow, so I got off trail at about the 10,000-foot elevation and headed straight up the east slope. Nice views from the top, this is a good alternative to the Mt. Rose trail. The pond had plenty of water in it.
This was my first hike since I broke my leg. It was to firm up my confidence in my recovering leg, which I busted in half (Tibia and Fibula) less than 6 months prior. Titanium plates and many screws worked very well with no issues. Floppy leg was no fun, but the leg is strong again and I feel good, able to get up a mountain.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1690 ft / 515 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1 trail|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground|
| Weather:||Cold, Windy, Clear|
Nice Fall day, scattered clouds
| Gain on way in:||1690 ft / 515 m|
| Route:||Trail from old road gate at Hiway 431|
| Start Trailhead:||8800 ft / 2682 m|
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