Ascent to Jeff Davis Peak-past Brown Lake on 2019-05-02

Climber: Jerry Thomas

Others in Party:Cheryl Thomas
Date:Thursday, May 2, 2019
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Jeff Davis Peak - past Brown Lake
    Elevation:10266 ft / 3129 m
    Remaining Elevation:2505 ft / 763 m (50% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

We started at the upper Lehman Campground trailhead because the road up to the Wheeler Campground was closed. The trail quickly became snow covered and we had to put on our crampons. We tried to follow a track of the trail but the snow was very deep but well consolidated. We reached the Wheeler Campground and decided to basically follow a track that previous snow climbers had posted to Peakbagger. We reached the moraine above Brown Lake and decided to take a snack break. We made the decision to turn around due to windy conditions and we still had a considerable climb left and we were already fairly tired. We plan to come back for a snow ascent after they open the road to Wheeler campground.
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Cheryl with Jeff Davis directly behind. The couloir we were attempting is the one on the right (2019-05-01). Photo by Jerry Thomas.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2510 ft / 764 m
    Extra Gain:28 ft / 8 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.2 mi / 13.2 km
    Trailhead:7812 ft / 2381 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 56 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 32 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jerry Thomas
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