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Ascent of Green Mountain on 2019-03-20

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Green Mountain
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:6855 ft / 2089 m

Ascent Trip Report

Route 2c Up; but then tried a different down. Headed in opposite direction and left maintenance road in favor of open country bushwhacking the south exposure by splitting the main trails and staying close to the natural bench when I could. This route took me up and over and down several ravines and shoulders so I continued to get gain lose and regain for all 3.5 miles. This backcountry return got me in close proximity to a small herd of elk and I found at least 4 deer skeletal remains including 2 complete deer skulls.

Interestingly this gave me the ability to calibrate my gps ap in my phone. Most of the regains were 25 to 40 feet tall but the GPS was not registering them. I was hoping it would register anything above 5 feet of gain -certainly 10 feet or more but the ap and GPS do not. I carefully counted every 5 feet of gain and regain on the way back and came up with an estimate of 725 feet. I am confident I am withing 5 to 10%. My GPS only recorded 300 feet. I noticed this right from the start of the downclimb when I deliberately set up to climb two small nubs that was at least 15 to 20 feet of total regain and the phone GPS measured it as only 6 feet.

I will not include this as a "route" as it was not on the trail system but it was a nice change of scenery and got me out of the thick mud from the snow melt.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1540 ft / 468 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1540 ft / 469 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Grade/Class:1,2
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:7 deer and many skulls
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:815 ft / 248 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 755 ft / 230 m; Extra: 60 ft / 18m
    Loss on way in:60 ft / 18 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:Route 2c up
    Start Trailhead:Across from West Utah  6100 ft / 1859 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1480 ft / 451 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 755 ft / 230 m; Extra: 725 ft / 220m
    Gain on way out:725 ft / 220 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Open Country Route finding; see GPS down
    End Trailhead:6100 ft / 1859 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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