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Ascent of Mount Sanitas on 2016-09-23

Climber: David Parratt

Others in Party:Janis
Sharon
Date:Friday, September 23, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Sanitas
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:6863 ft / 2091 m

Ascent Trip Report

We parked at a small parking area at a hairpin turn along Sunshine Canyon Rd ( elev. 6088 feet ). We walked the Lion's Lair Spur for about 0.25 miles to reach the main Lion's Lair Trail which took us to the summit of Mt. Sanitas. The trail is very nicely graded and footing is excellent. Hiking boots not required. We were passed by several runners on the trail. As we ascended there were nice views of Mt. Arapahoe. There would usually be great views of Boulder and Denver from the summit of Mt. Sanitas but today there was a lot of haze in that direction. We saw deer both on the way up and again on the way down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:775 ft / 236 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Route:Lion's Lair Spur and Trail
    Trailhead:Sunshine Canyon Rd  6088 ft / 1855 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:50 Minutes



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