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Ascent of Mount Lemmon on 2016-11-24

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, November 24, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Lemmon
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:9157 ft / 2791 m

Ascent Trip Report

the mount lemmon highway has really nice views, and i'm tempted to come back to bag all the P300s in the area.

the mount lemmon summit is an eyesore with all the crap up there. the views are restricted by trees, buildings, antenna, power substation, etc.

there's a fence around the observatory area at the summit, but the high point seems to be outside the fence. there's an obvious use trail going counterclockwise around the fence (you could probably come up from the road below as well). a tiny scramble, and a few thorny bushes get in the way. but overall nothing difficult.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:303 ft / 91 m
    Total Elevation Loss:240 ft / 72 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.6 mi / 2.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:103 ft / 31 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 63 ft / 20 m; Extra: 40 ft / 12m
    Loss on way in:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:outside the fence
    Start Trailhead:upper parking lot  9094 ft / 2771 m
    Time:11 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Gain on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:via pusch wildhp
Ascent Part of Trip: mount lemmon

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Lemmon2016-11-24 b303 ft / 92 m
2Radio Ridge2016-11-24 c 
3Pusch Ridge Wilderness High Point2016-11-24 d 
Total Trip Gain: 303 ft / 92 m    Total Trip Loss: 240 ft / 73 m



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