Ascent of Mount Watson in 1982-08

Climber: Bob Bolton

Others in Party:Duane Gilliland
Date:August, 1982
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Watson
    Elevation:6220 ft / 1895 m

Ascent Trip Report

Duane and I took our wives and kids on this trip, though not on the climb. We all backpacked in to the Anderson Lakes, then while the ladies and kids played around the lakes we headed up for Mt. Watson. We somehow were of the impression that the western peak was the summit, but alas we later learned that the eastern peak was supposedly higher. In early 2010, however, it was determined and agreed upon by all the experts, that the western peak is higher after all. Yahooo!!!! Picked up a Wilderness Highpoint and a Baker's Dozen summit! This was the climb that began our collaborations that have continued unabated ever since.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1880 ft / 573 m
    Trailhead:4340 ft / 1322 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear

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