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Ascent of Mount Wrightson on 2017-03-29

Climber: Andrew Kirmse

Others in Party:Dean Gaudet -- Trip Report or GPS Track
David Sanger
Date:Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Wrightson
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:9453 ft / 2881 m

Ascent Trip Report

At the Josephine Saddle there is a memorial to 3 Boy Scouts who died in a freak blizzard nearby in 1958.

I read a book about the incident: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00533VPJE

A plaque commemorating where one of the boys was found was rediscovered in 2012: http://tucson.com/news/local/mt-baldy-surrenders-its-secret-at-last/article_66fef4e4-419c-5572-87e8-6c11c284729b.html
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4553 ft / 1387 m
    Total Elevation Loss:500 ft / 152 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4553 ft / 1387 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4053 ft / 1236 m; Extra: 500 ft / 152m
    Loss on way in:500 ft / 152 m
    Route:Super Trail
    Start Trailhead:5400 ft / 1645 m
    Time:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Route:Old Baldy Trail



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