Ascent of Koip Peak on 2018-09-08
|Others in Party:||Anji Cerney|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, September 8, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||12962 ft / 3950 m|
Ascent Trip ReportPlease see the entry under Kuna Peak (09-08-2018c) for the previous portion of this trip.
At the saddle between Kuna and Koip, it became apparent that just hiking back up to the summit of Koip was going to be at least as easy as trying to side-hill around it amid the talus. So we cruised up the side of Koip in 14 minutes, and continued back down the other side toward Parker Pass without any pause at the top.
It didn't take too long to make it back to the trail, and we skirted around the base of Parker Peak and into the switch-backed area. We saw no sign of the older couple we had spoken with on the way up. During the descent of the steeper section with the switch-backs, I began to notice my stomach wasn't feeling all that well. I immediately suspected the Stroopwaffel, and began contemplating where it had come from, not feeling too happy about having eaten it, at all. By the time we had reached the base of the switch-backs I was really feeling like crap, and it got worse and worse as we ascended the back side of the first pass.
The rest of the trip is kind of a fog - 7+ miles of tramping down a trail between 11100' to 9700', trying not to puke. Was it the Stroopwaffel, the extended period at elevation, or a combo of both? Whatever it was, I did start to feel better not long before we reached that car, 12 hours after we had left, almost to the minute.
This was a beautiful, fun, and challenging hike, some 18 miles or so above 10000'. In spite of the problems during the descent, I had a great time.
GPS track shown is for the entire outing.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||727 ft / 220 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||3807 ft / 1160 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||9.1 mi / 14.6 km|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
Clear and sunny
| Gain on way in:||190 ft / 57 m|
| Distance:||0.2 mi / 0.3 km|
| Route:||Southwest Ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||Saddle with Kuna Peak 12772 ft / 3892 m|
| Time:||14 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||3807 ft / 1160 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 3270 ft / 996 m; Extra: 537 ft / 163m|
| Gain on way out:||537 ft / 163 m|
| Distance:||8.9 mi / 14.3 km|
| Route:||East Ridge + Parker Pass Trail|
| End Trailhead:||Dana Meadows/Parker Pass Trailhead 9692 ft / 2954 m|
| Time:||4 Hours 0 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: ParkerKoipKuna (1 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 5356 ft / 1633 m Total Trip Loss: 5356 ft / 1632 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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