Ascent of Mount Lemmon on 2014-10-24

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Others in Party:Katrina
Date:Friday, October 24, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Lemmon
    Elevation:9157 ft / 2791 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at the bottom of Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley with Shaina's car. Wanted to get a trail map, but didn't see one. We wanted to get some vertical gain so we walked up the road from the parking lot. We passed parts of a dismantled chairlift on a hairpin. It was amazing how different the peak is from the valley in terms of temperature and foliage. This was my first time to southern Arizona so I was very intrigued. We left the road at the correct curve and went straight up the bank. The ridge headed straight towards the benchmark PIMA. We kept the pace down due to Katrina's asthma, but made good time. We found the rock cairn with the register and signed in at the edge of the fence. Good views off to the NE. I made sure that a couple boulders and a small rock pile inside the fence were not limiting us from claiming this one. This was our first highpoint together! Back at the ski area the lodge was open and we got some stickers and fudge. No trail maps until a printing for this winter.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:989 ft / 301 m
    Total Elevation Loss:989 ft / 301 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.8 mi / 4.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:899 ft / 274 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 809 ft / 247 m; Extra: 90 ft / 27m
    Loss on way in:90 ft / 27 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Start Trailhead:Ski Valley  8348 ft / 2544 m
    Time:50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:899 ft / 274 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 809 ft / 247 m; Extra: 90 ft / 27m
    Gain on way out:90 ft / 27 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    End Trailhead:Ski Valley  8348 ft / 2544 m
    Time:35 Minutes

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