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Ascent of Estes Cone on 2016-12-03

Climber: Donnie Puckle

Date:Saturday, December 3, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Estes Cone
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:11006 ft / 3354 m

Ascent Trip Report

With Sarah Maurer and some of her friends. This was my 2nd time on the Cone. It was pretty cold and very windy at the summit, not so bad in the trees. There was some recent snow (maybe last night?) on the trail. Snowshoes not necessary, but microspikes would have helped. We didn't see anyone else going toward the Cone, there weren't even any tracks in the snow. It looked like everyone else was headed up the Longs Peak Trail this day.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1624 ft / 494 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1624 ft / 494 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.3 mi / 10.2 km
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1624 ft / 494 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.1 km
    Route:Estes Cone Trail
    Start Trailhead:Longs Peak Trailhead  9382 ft / 2859 m
    Time:2 Hours 19 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1624 ft / 494 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5.1 km
    Route:Estes Cone Trail
    End Trailhead:Longs Peak Trailhead  9382 ft / 2859 m
    Time:2 Hours 1 Minutes



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