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Ascent of Byers Peak on 2018-08-25

Climber: Timothy Hutchings

Others in Party:Nate
Date:Saturday, August 25, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Byers Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:12804 ft / 3902 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at the (new) Byers TH. The road is blocked at the end of a loop and the first almost 2 miles of this hike is on road. There is a bicycle rack at the end of the road and some people were bicycling to this point. The next 1.3 miles are in the woods prior to breaking out of the trees. Gentle at first and fairly steep toward the end. Once you break out of the trees you are about 1.3 miles to the summit. Here are the basic points of interest:

Trailhead 9900ft 0 miles
End of Road/Bike rack 10500ft 1.95 miles
Treeline 11500ft 3.3 miles
Summit 12800ft 4.6 miles

We went past the summit and hiked down to look at the ridge ascending to Bills peak which added a little but not much.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3184 ft / 969 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3184 ft / 970 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.3 mi / 15 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2984 ft / 909 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2904 ft / 885 m; Extra: 80 ft / 24m
    Loss on way in:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Start Trailhead:Byers Peak TH  9900 ft / 3017 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3104 ft / 946 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2904 ft / 885 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Gain on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    End Trailhead:Byers Peak TH  9900 ft / 3017 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Timothy Hutchings
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