Ascent to Sawtooth Peak-switchbacks below sawtooth pass on 2016-09-24

Climber: Sara Burns

Date:Saturday, September 24, 2016
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Sawtooth Peak - switchbacks below sawtooth pass
    Elevation:11000 ft / 3352 m
    Remaining Elevation:1343 ft / 410 m (30% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

started at mineral king parking lot at monarch lakes TH. hiked up monarch creek drainage off trail. made poor timing with route finding. intersected the trail above the monarch lakes as is begins to climb towards sawtooth pass. switchbacks were deep scree and sand, making progress slow. not enough daylight to continue,turned back.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3200 ft / 975 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1/2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3200 ft / 975 m
    Route:cross country monarch creek and intersected trail
    Start Trailhead:Monarch lakes TH  7800 ft / 2377 m
Descent Statistics

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