Ascent of Cirque Peak on 2017-09-07
|Date:||Thursday, September 7, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||12900 ft / 3931 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter 8 weeks on the road in our camper, we decided to do a Sierra peak on our way home. We had a perfect day, clean air (after having smoke almost the entire summer), and fantastic views. It was nice to come "home" to the Sierra! Took the usual route from Horseshoe Meadow over Cottonwood Pass, then made our way to the summit, and back. Spent the night before and the night after at Horseshoe Meadow for acclimatization since we hadn't been high in awhile. Not that we didn't try, but we got smoked out from Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier, Banff, and Jasper to BC, Washington (even had permits for Mt St Helens that we opted not to use because the Eagle Creek fire on the south side of the Columbia River was getting worse and adversely affecting air quality), Oregon, and northern CA.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3400 ft / 1036 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||3400 ft / 1036 m|
| Distance:||15 mi / 24.1 km|
| Start Trailhead:||9500 ft / 2895 m|
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