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Ascent of North Table Mountain on 2017-03-17

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, March 17, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:North Table Mountain
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:6570 ft / 2002 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got up early and found the parking lot on the west side. I had afib again the night before and my pulse was still a bit fast so I walked up slower than usual up the very steep bike-hike trail. The quarry area is directly to your right when you reach the plateau. The trails are well marked and you are asked to stay on the trails to protect the lichens and the grasses and fragile ecosystem. The true peak is a small outcropping of rock with the name "Lichen Peak" Interestingly, the point on peakbagger is marking the next peak over but it is clearly lower than this point and an observation of the topo shows indeed that the original marker placed in peakbagger assuemd the closed contour with the USGS spot elevation further to the north when the true summit is Lichen Peak without a USGS elevation and is actually higher than what this elevation says at 6566. Fortunatley the trail ends at the true summit at elevation 5,570+

Sometime we should request Greg to move the circle to the true summit that we are all climbing!

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:570 ft / 173 m
    Total Elevation Loss:143 ft / 43 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:65F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:570 ft / 173 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Very defined trail from parking
    Start Trailhead:Parking Lot on west side  6000 ft / 1828 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:143 ft / 43 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    End Trailhead:saddle between subpeaks  6427 ft / 1958 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Denver-4

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Green Mountain2017-03-16 a1596 ft / 486 m
2Flagstaff Mountain2017-03-16 b302 ft / 92 m
2North Table Mountain-Quarry Peak2017-03-17 B53 ft / 16 m
3Sugarloaf Mountain2017-03-16 c476 ft / 145 m
6Mount Zion2017-03-17 F379 ft / 116 m
10North Table Mountain2017-03-17 A570 ft / 174 m
14Centennial South Peak2017-03-17 C1215 ft / 370 m
14(Attempt) Centennial Cone2017-03-17 D500 ft / 152 m
15Peak 78142017-03-17 E584 ft / 178 m
17Peak 71602017-03-17 G220 ft / 67 m
18Lookout Mountain2017-03-17 H94 ft / 29 m
19Colorow Hill2017-03-17 I300 ft / 91 m
20South Table Mountain2017-03-18 J555 ft / 169 m
21Castle Rock2017-03-18 K154 ft / 47 m
22Peak 71602017-03-18 L280 ft / 85 m
24Lookout Mountain2017-03-18 M54 ft / 16 m
30Mount Glennon2017-03-19 M973 ft / 297 m
Total Trip Gain: 8305 ft / 2530 m    Total Trip Loss: 5896 ft / 1796 m



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