Ascent to Upheaval Dome-Syncline Loop Trail on 2016-09-23

Climber: Jared Salzmann

Date:Friday, September 23, 2016
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Point Reached:Upheaval Dome - Syncline Loop Trail
    Elevation:5800 ft / 1767 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hike the Syncline Loop Trail clock-wise. Only saw one other hiker. The scramble section was a blast! Definitely class 2...maybe two class 3 moves but not much exposure so I don't think I would call it anything more than class 2 scramble. We took plenty of water because we heard many hikers need rescue from this trail. Weather was just perfect so it really wasn't bad of a hike at all. So many great views on this trail (not high point vistas, but views). We also saw three big horned more sheep than people. We also did the two overlooks.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1900 ft / 579 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Trailhead:3900 ft / 1188 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles

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