Ascent of Howlock Mountain-East Peak on 2017-09-27

Climber: Don Nelsen

Date:Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Howlock Mountain-East Peak
    Elevation:8296 ft / 2528 m

Ascent Trip Report

I climbed the east summit last year and noted that the west summit looked higher but due to weather, was not able to climb the west summit. This year, armed with a level, climbed the west summit and am sure it is the higher by about 30 feet or maybe a little more. My girl friend stood on the east summit for scale as I took her photo. Extrapolating using her height to the horizon gives 30'+ higher for the west summit. The photo from the west summit is clearly looking down on the east summit with the horizon showing clearly much above the east summit. The horizon is about 40 miles distant and nowhere over 7,100'. Photo is here:

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1796 ft / 547 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1796 ft / 547 m
    Distance:5.5 mi / 8.9 km
    Start Trailhead:Tipsoo mountain trail  6500 ft / 1981 m
Descent Statistics

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