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Ascent of Maxwell Falls Peak 8563 on 2018-07-10

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Maxwell Falls Peak 8563
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:8563 ft / 2610 m

Ascent Trip Report

Of the hikes to the tops of the peaks in this area, I enjoyed this one a lot. There are some interesting scramble rock climbing ledges near the bottom of the route where I saw people roped up and the hike to the summit is lovely terrain big open meadows with lot of pine but scattered enough to have good views. The top is not cleared so no "oh wow" type views but more of a picnic type hike. There is a tiny rock outcropping at the actual summit. A nice fin relaxing hike and the bushwhack is not "whacking" at all as there is no under-story vegetation to contend with. Best of all, it is not far off the main trail of Upper Maxwell Falls. My bushwhack back was not as fun, as i got stuck up to high on the hill on slope hard on the ankles. Should have taken the trail all the way back. Soon I will have a bushwahck track to every peak in the forest and understand this playground near my new home.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:493 ft / 150 m
    Total Elevation Loss:330 ft / 100 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Grade/Class:1,2,3
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:273 ft / 83 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 163 ft / 50 m; Extra: 110 ft / 33m
    Loss on way in:110 ft / 33 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:see route GPS track
    Start Trailhead:Upper Maxwell Falls Parking  8400 ft / 2560 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:220 ft / 67 m
    Gain on way out:220 ft / 67 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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