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Ascent to Hunter Peak-Pine Top Camp on 2011-02-18

Climber: Ralph Baker

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, February 18, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Hunter Peak - Pine Top Camp
    Location:USA-Texas
    Elevation:8100 ft / 2468 m
    Remaining Elevation:268 ft / 82 m (10% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Left East Texas around 2am and got on the trail by 1:30pm. Calves started cramping on the way up so I just struggled up to Pine Top to set up camp. The switchbacks seem never ending with out-of shape lungs and cramping legs. The winds were supposed to become severe the next day so I decided it was best to just head down in the morning. Beautiful weather and scenery, much warmer (60s) than typical for February.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2300 ft / 701 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:Tejas Trail
    Trailhead:Pine Spring  5800 ft / 1767 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 30 Minutes



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