Ascent of Monroe Peak on 2017-07-26

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Monroe Peak
    Elevation:11227 ft / 3421 m

Ascent Trip Report

the road is in pretty good shape, although quite bumpy. i think most vehicles could make it. i was amused by the signs saying "narrow and steep road": it's not narrow or steep in comparison to many mountain roads, there's generally room to pass (or to let the many ATVs pass you). i parked where i did because i wanted some exercise, and hiked up the road.

the summit register is new, placed just this year. i found reference marks 5 and 6... i've never seen that many reference marks before. i didn't find the benchmark itself.

after visiting the summit i wandered off to the other (obviously lower) bumps along the ridge. in the 11200' bump north of the summit i discovered a mailbox. i assumed it was a geocache, but it turned out to be another register, or more of a journal, and seemed to be placed / visited by a few families. entries dating back to 2015 in this one.

i wandered back cross-country following various use trails (animal, human or ATV, not sure).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:439 ft / 133 m
    Total Elevation Loss:439 ft / 133 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:339 ft / 103 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.7 km
    Start Trailhead:10888 ft / 3318 m
    Time:19 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:439 ft / 133 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 339 ft / 103 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    End Trailhead:10888 ft / 3318 m
    Time:46 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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