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Ascent of Swiftcurrent Mountain on 2016-08-04

Climber: Jared Salzmann

Date:Thursday, August 4, 2016
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Peak:Swiftcurrent Mountain
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:7550 ft / 2301 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hike the highline trail from Logan to the bus stop. Decided to take the side trail to overlook Upper Grinnell Lake. But instead of taking the trail, decided to bushwhack straight up. Slope got steeper and steeper and scree was everywhere. Terrible footing. Several risky maneuvers later and we made it to the top. Decided to go down the trail..yea..good idea.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2034 ft / 619 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4406 ft / 1342 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2034 ft / 619 m
    Distance:12.3 mi / 19.8 km
    Start Trailhead:5516 ft / 1681 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4406 ft / 1342 m
    End Trailhead:3144 ft / 958 m



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