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Ascent of Peak 8 on 2016-12-27

Climber: William Musser

Date:Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Peak 8
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:12987 ft / 3958 m

Ascent Trip Report

Tetra Tech parking lot with normal cloths and boots up Snow Hill Road to Condo then full equipment hike up to peak 8 base to pre dawn (6:15 AM headlamp snow shoe hike with downhill skis in backpack with boots. Uphill conditions required Springmeyer to 4oclock to alpine alley to tee bar hut. Option then was ridge ascent stealth to top or lift to the left with hiking trail. Only skied from upper black alley down to peak base 8. Walked summit and city base to condo and back
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3407 ft / 1038 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Grade/Class:1,2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Skis, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
7F to 20F varied
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3407 ft / 1038 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:see TR
    Start Trailhead:Downtown at Tetra Tech parking lot  9580 ft / 2919 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km



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