Ascent of Monument Peak on 2019-04-21
|Date:||Sunday, April 21, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||6271 ft / 1911 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSo, 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.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cool, Windy, Clear|
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