Ascent of Bison Peak on 2013-09-22

Climber: Ken Jones

Others in Party:Beckie Covill
Dave Covill
Date:Sunday, September 22, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bison Peak
    Elevation:12431 ft / 3788 m

Ascent Trip Report

We used the less common northern approach for this one. More distance, less gain. It's straightforward on trail to about 11,840' and easy cross country beyond.

The only issue is near the trailhead. A beaver dam has led to flooding at the initial stream crossing. Apparently (based on signage) we'd have been better off starting at the east end of the campground and following a new(?)/rerouted(?) trail that would have avoided the marshy bits - but we didn't. Future hikers should consider checking that out.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2671 ft / 813 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Route:Brookside-McCurdy Trail and easy x-c
    Trailhead:Lost Park trailhead  9960 ft / 3035 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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