Ascent of Kuna Peak on 2018-09-08

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Anji Cerney
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 8, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Kuna Peak
    Elevation:13002 ft / 3963 m

Ascent Trip Report

For the previous portion of this trip, see the entry under Koip Peak (09-08-2018b).

From the saddle with Koip Peak, the route over to Kuna is apparent. Here, the talus continues to give way to more of a rocky, broken granite backbone. The summit was reached in about 15 minutes, and after some poking around we found a place with some flat areas accommodating sitting and having something to eat.

Somehow, I ended up eating something called a Stroopwaffel. I couldn't remember buying it, which was weird. I later remembered I had found it on another peak (I think it was Charleston), and had picked it up as trash with the intention of disposing of it. Somehow, it didn't get thrown away, but ended up amid my hiking/climbing food, and into by food bag for this trip. It didn't taste good, but I was hungry and rammed it down long before having much time to think about it tasting like crap.

The descent back toward Parker Pass was going to be via the saddle with Koip Peak, and in no time we were back there, looking at route options to get us back to the Parker Pass trail.

Please see the entry under Koip Peak (09-08-2018d) for the rest of the trip. GPS track shown is for the whole outing.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:237 ft / 72 m
    Total Elevation Loss:230 ft / 70 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 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
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:237 ft / 72 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:East Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Saddle with Koip Peak  12765 ft / 3890 m
    Time:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:230 ft / 70 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:East Ridge
    End Trailhead:Saddle with Koip Peak  12772 ft / 3892 m
    Time:15 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: ParkerKoipKuna  (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Parker Peak2018-09-08 a3698 ft / 1127 m
2Koip Peak2018-09-08 b694 ft / 212 m
3Kuna Peak2018-09-08 c237 ft / 72 m
4Koip Peak2018-09-08 d727 ft / 222 m
Total Trip Gain: 5356 ft / 1633 m    Total Trip Loss: 5356 ft / 1632 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by BMS 914
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