Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2017-10-21

Climber: Louise Wholey

Others in Party:PCS group including Linda
Mike and Jeff
Date:Saturday, October 21, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wheeler Peak
    Elevation:11663 ft / 3554 m

Ascent Trip Report

From HWY 395 15 miles north of Bridgeport, drove 4.4 miles on Road 31, Burcham Flat Road, to Road 67, which leads to Lobdell Lake in 6.2 miles. Stream crossings were sharp drops with some large rocks - scary but doable in AWD Subaru. We continued beyond the lake on a very rough road, which I do not recommend. The hike to Patterson is on a jeep road with easy footing. We continued across the plateaus to Wheeler. The return comes to within 100 feet of Patterson's summit before descending the jeep road.

GPS track is at
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3987 ft / 1214 m
    Extra Gain:750 ft / 228 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12.4 mi / 20 km
    Route:Jeep Roads via Patterson
    Trailhead:Patterson Peak TH (beyond lake)  9176 ft / 2796 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Animal/Pet
    Weather:Windy, Clear
Clear and cool
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 

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