Ascent of Mount Grant on 2018-09-08

Climber: Greg Sweel

Others in Party:Dean Gaudet
Mr. L
Date:Saturday, September 8, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Grant
    Elevation:11280 ft / 3438 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took part in the 8th Annual Mount Grant Challenge. I did the 1/2 challenge which had 4 vans full of hikers driven to the 8 mile marker and let out to hike the remaining 9 miles. Dirt road hike with water stations spaced every few miles all the way to the top. At the finish line we received a "challenge coin", took pictures, had a break, then proceeded up to the actual high point. Located the register in a large coffee can without a lid, so we placed a rock over it to protect the papers inside (which had been nibbled on by some small creatures). Heard of others spotting a bear and a mountain lion on the way up. Everyone gets driven back to the start at Walker Lake and on the way we saw a very large herd of bighorn sheep - cool! Good group of hikers and the volunteers/organizers were awesome.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3280 ft / 999 m
    Total Elevation Loss:7190 ft / 2191 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3280 ft / 999 m
    Route:Cottonwood Creek Road
    Start Trailhead:Mile 8 of the Mt. Grant Challenge  8000 ft / 2438 m
    Time:3 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:7190 ft / 2191 m
    Route:Cottonwood Creek Road
    End Trailhead:Driven back to Walker Lake start  4090 ft / 1246 m

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