Ascent of Mount Persis on 2012-07-14
|Others in Party:||John Detrick|
|Date:||Saturday, July 14, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||5464 ft / 1665 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDrove to Hwy 2 & turned off up rough 4x4 road to TH. Trail distinct but overgrown, very steep and steady uphill with few level spots. Encountered foggy conditions, near white out for a brief period then popped out of clouds about the time we encountered steady snow near 4400'. Snow travel and route finding skills necessary on snow to summit area. Summit and 1 summit campsite melted out. A sleety'ish rain mixture started for about an hour on the way down. Engineering flagging tape markers are deteriorating fast & needs to be reflagged.
|Summary Total Data|
| Grade/Class:||Class 3|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Pleasant, Calm, Overcast|
Clear @ summit, white out 4000'
| Time Up:||3 Hours 45 Minutes|
| Time Down:||2 Hours |
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