Ascent of Fish Mountain on 2009-08-22

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Saturday, August 22, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fish Mountain
    Elevation:6789 ft / 2069 m

Ascent Trip Report

I drove to the trailhead that serves both Fish Mountain and Castle Rock without getting lost. I soon got oriented and headed out the trail to the east. I knew I had to climb this south end of Fish Mountain, but it was a little brushy. I hoped to find a better route down the trail a little. Within a short distance I saw an opening and headed off to my left into the brush towards the top of the ridge. Climbing was not difficult. I just chose the path of least resistance and kept going up. Soon I was on top of the ridge itself and I knew all I had to do was follow it to the summit. I encountered a few rocky obstacles on the ridge and had to find my way up through these large boulder areas.

Views started appearing as I gained elevation. I could see Rabbit Ears and Castle Rock my destinations for later in the day. It was a nice clear day and not too hot for August. I kept going and soon I was on the summit. I came back down the same way I went up. The total hike was about 1.75 miles, gained 880 ft elevation, and only took 1 ¼ hours. My next objective was Castle Rock.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:886 ft / 270 m
    Elevation Loss:886 ft / 270 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:886 ft / 270 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:From end of road
    Trailhead:5903 ft / 1799 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:886 ft / 270 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Trailhead:5903 ft / 1799 m

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