Ascent of Mount Yale on 2005-08-05

Climber: Matthew Nelson

Others in Party:Katie Finn
Date:Friday, August 5, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Yale
    Elevation:14196 ft / 4326 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked this with my ex-girlfriend. I wasn't well prepared as I hadn't eaten well the days before. It was a very difficult hike up, and got very steep near the summit. Had some tuna sandwiches at the top, I got sick (possibly bad tuna... who am I kidding, it was altitude sickness). The first mile and a half back down to treeline were miserable with my stomach sloshing something fierce with every step. Felt better once we hit treeline. All in all a great hike. Pretty unrelenting, but fantastic views from the summit.

I really regret not hiking more in CO before I moved out east.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4296 ft / 1309 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.7 mi / 14.1 km
    Route:Denny Creek Trail
    Trailhead:Denny Creek Trail Head  9900 ft / 3017 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear

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