Ascent of Kaiser Peak on 2016-10-29

Climber: Marcus Sierra

Date:Saturday, October 29, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kaiser Peak
    Elevation:10310 ft / 3142 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a really fun hike, all on class 1 trail. I started from Upper Deer Creek Lane, taking the Kaiser Peak trail. Stopped off at College Rock on the way up, a quick little scramble with nice views. Ran into Dmitry Medvedev about 1 mile from the summit as he was on descent. It was quite cold and windy up on the ridge for the final 3/4 of a mile. Views were superb from the summit, looking out to the peaks of the high sierra to the north and east. On descent I came across a mama bear and her little cinnamon cub, probably out foraging for the upcoming winter. The encounter was fantastic, the 2 bears ran off about 100 yards and I got some great pictures. But the encounter sufficiently spooked me enough to make me abandon my plans of of doing a night hike later on that evening.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2984 ft / 909 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2984 ft / 909 m
    Distance:11.1 mi / 17.8 km
    Start Trailhead:7326 ft / 2232 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Marcus Sierra
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