Ascent of Sunset Peak on 2016-10-20

Climber: Sandy Lara

Date:Thursday, October 20, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sunset Peak
    Elevation:10648 ft / 3245 m

Ascent Trip Report

While staying in Park City, we stopped by REI in SLC and asked for recommendations for a nice hike in the area. We were told Sunset Peak from the Alta Ski Area at the end of Little Cottonwood Canyon. It was an easy hike starting up road, then trail to the summit. There was snow on the ground for half of it. Towards the top there were a couple of places where we had to carefully watch our footing in the snow because of the drop off. Nice views from the top. It had snowed (for the first time this season?) two days earlier and the remains were evident across the miles.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2000 ft / 609 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2000 ft / 609 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Start Trailhead:8648 ft / 2635 m
Descent Statistics

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