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Ascent of Bandimere Ridge on 2017-07-18

Climber: William Musser

Date:Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bandimere Ridge
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:6283 ft / 1915 m

Ascent Trip Report

Thank you Mr. Covill for entering this one in the database and allowing me to nab it before you!

As it turns out they are working on connecting all of the hogback ridge to the Mathews Winters Park and the trail is nearly completed! I was able to make a fun journey tonight by parking in big lot between Green Mountain and the Zorro trail that leads up to the peak in Dinosaur Ridge. After obtaining the peak, I headed back down to the saddle along the Dakota Ridge Trail and topped out on that peak in Dinosaur South Park which has some very cool ledges and of course is along the roadway where all the dinosaur tracks and bones are found below.

I dismounted the trail at the public road to hike down and see the dinosaur tracks and bones and then up at the hairpin of the road where it cuts the ridge there is the new Dakota Ridge Trail heading south towards Bandimere Ridge. Literally, the trail makers were just finishing the trail up near the true peak.
I am the first peakbagger to grab this peak by way of a trail (non bushwhack). Then I retraced my steps all the way back to Zorro trail and parking.

Warning, this part of the hogback ridge has trails with a lot of up and down and false peaks and I counted and measured on my fitbit a lot of additional gain to do an out and back.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:558 ft / 169 m
    Total Elevation Loss:425 ft / 129 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Grade/Class:1,3 for fun in areas
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:298 ft / 90 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 133 ft / 41 m; Extra: 165 ft / 50m
    Loss on way in:165 ft / 50 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:New Dakota Ridge Trail
    Start Trailhead:Dinosaur bones exhibit  6150 ft / 1874 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:260 ft / 79 m
    Gain on way out:260 ft / 79 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Reverse of
    End Trailhead:parking lot Green MOuntain  
Ascent Part of Trip: Danver-10

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Ruby Hill2017-07-18 a150 ft / 46 m
2Dinosaur Ridge2017-07-18 b620 ft / 189 m
3Dakota Ridge Peak2017-07-18 c240 ft / 73 m
4Bandimere Ridge2017-07-18 d558 ft / 170 m
Total Trip Gain: 1568 ft / 478 m    Total Trip Loss: 1185 ft / 362 m



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