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Ascent of O'Malley Peak on 2004-07-24

Climber: Talon Medema

Others in Party:Max M.
Date:Saturday, July 24, 2004
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:O'Malley Peak
    Location:USA-Alaska
    Elevation:5150 ft / 1569 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked this when I was back home during college break with my father on an absolute beautiful day, saw many ground squirels and mountain goats along the way there on the way back saw a moose, black bear near the top of Flattop Mountain and a wolverine which is exciting since it is one of the more elusive Alaskan Animals especially so close to Anchorage. My dad lost his hiking stick when he had to throw it above him so that he could do some un-technical un-roped rock climbing on one part becuase we chose a harder route than we needed, on the way back took the snow chute on the way down. Lots of blueberries were present although not completely ripe.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3322 ft / 1012 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Trailhead:Glen Alps Trailhead  1828 ft / 557 m
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear



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