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Ascent of South Lost River High Point on 2017-08-21

Climber: Andy Boos

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, August 21, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Lost River High Point
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:11081 ft / 3377 m

Ascent Trip Report

Viewed the total eclipse from the summit. Apparently I narrowly missed crossing paths with several other peakbaggers who climbed this the previous day! Left from the unlocked gate the previous evening at 7pm, hiking in a couple of miles to camp near Point 9212. Reached the summit at 10:30am, totality came at 11:30. Poor air quality allowed only 20 miles or so of visibility (couldn't see Borah), but skies above were clear, and the eclipse was spectacular-- 360 degrees of sunset-like colors on the horizons around me.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3981 ft / 1212 m
    Extra Gain:600 ft / 182 m
    Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Route:ridgeline, over Pt. 10677
    Trailhead:Gate on Road 214  8300 ft / 2529 m
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads



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