Ascent of Bison Peak on 1999-06-24

Climber: David Olson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, June 24, 1999
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Bison Peak
    Elevation:12431 ft / 3788 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climb Bison Pk., HP of the Tarryall Mountains. I headed out on US 285, over Kenosha Pass to Jefferson, then down Tarryall Creek to Tarryall Campground and Ute Creek trailhead. I fled mosquitoes at the trailhead at 10:32 a.m. I stopped for a drink of water every 250 paces or so, and got on top of Bison Peak, 12431 ft., at 2:14 p.m., about 3600 ft. of gain. There are scattered interesting rock formations on top.
I was back down at the trailhead at 5:10 p.m.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3671 ft / 1118 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3671 ft / 1118 m
    Grade/Class:class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3671 ft / 1118 m
    Route:standard trail, Ute Creek Trail 629
    Start Trailhead:Ute Creek trailhead  8760 ft / 2670 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3671 ft / 1118 m
    Route:retrace of ascent route
    End Trailhead:same as start point  8760 ft / 2670 m

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