Ascent of Monument Peak on 2019-04-21

Climber: Chris Griffith

Date:Sunday, April 21, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Monument Peak
    Elevation:6271 ft / 1911 m

Ascent Trip Report

So, I had planned to try fully summiting The Thimble today, but the weather forecast was crazy windy, up to 50 mph gusts. So, instead, I decided to summit several peaks out in the Lagunas.

First up was Monument Peak. This was a 2.87-mile hike to the peak. It was windy! I knew I made the right choice not to attempt The Thimble. I did find the tiny benchmark and left a new register in the can. Unlike the first time, I had no route finding issues coming back. Coming back down I had a nice chat with two European PCT hikers. Another four hikers passed me on their NOBO journey. Soon I was back at the car and off to peak #2, Garnet Peak.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear

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