Ascent to Eagle Peak-Eagle/Chutla Col on 2011-01-02

Climber: Aaron Nash

Others in Party:Luke
Aaron P.
Date:Sunday, January 2, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Eagle Peak - Eagle/Chutla Col
    Elevation:5880 ft / 1792 m
    Remaining Elevation:78 ft / 23 m (2% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

we were heading to ski on the Muir snowfield, but were stopped by the MRNP rangers at the gate who were checking to make sure all cars had chains with them. Since two out of our three cars were chainless we were not allowed to pass to Paradise.
No worries! We decided to ski on Eagle and Chutla instead since we were there.
Booted up to about 4500ft, but could have skinned up earlier. We decided carrying the skis would help us train for teaching classes in the upcoming mountaineering season.
Gorgeous day. Ate lunch and basked in the sun at the saddle, then skied down. There was too much snow on the one rock scramble up to the summit of Eagle from the saddle that was beyond the comfort zone of most party members to attempt in ski boots.
Snow was heavy in the afternoon after baking in the sun for so long. Sluff was starting to break in slabs around 2pm when we started back down the trail. Would advise checking snowpack conditions after this past weekend when traveling in open areas, especially after this past stretch of sunny days.
A fun day making lemonade out of lemons.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3123 ft / 952 m
    Elevation Loss:3123 ft / 952 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Skis, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3123 ft / 952 m
    Route:Longmire trail
    Trailhead:2757 ft / 840 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3123 ft / 952 m
    Route:Standard trail
    Trailhead:2757 ft / 840 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Aaron Nash
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