Ascent of Thompson Peak on 2018-01-15

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, January 15, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Thompson Peak
    Elevation:7795 ft / 2375 m

Ascent Trip Report

gmaps will take you to the top. it's good gravel, then good dirt roads. a bit of clearance recommended, but most vehicles should make it near enough to the top to call this a drive-up. i was quite pleasantly surprised there were no gates preventing me from driving up on this winter day: the road was a bit moist, but since there hasn't been much snow there wasn't really anything to stop me.

views of honey lake, hot springs mountain, and distant lassen are great: a worthy side-trip if you're in the area. i hiked out along the ridge to the northern point just to enjoy the easy scrambling along the way.

this was my 1000th ascent in peakbagger (not my 1000th peak due to a few dozen repeats).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:173 ft / 52 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:173 ft / 52 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Start Trailhead:7622 ft / 2323 m
    Time:38 Minutes
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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