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Ascent to Alta Peak-9200 on 2019-06-27

Climber: Jim Haynor

Date:Thursday, June 27, 2019
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Alta Peak - 9200
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:11204 ft / 3414 m

Ascent Trip Report

I left the Wolverton Trail head at 6:15 with 44 degree temps and a bright sunny day ahead! Great hiking weather! Trail sign said 6.7 (I had read 7 so I was pleasantly surprised) Miles and I had read 4500' elevation gain. All went well until I hit Mehrten Meadows. Had a bit of trouble locating the trail from here to the last junction due to the snow. I put my micro spikes on to help with traction but I broke through the hollow snow in a couple of places banging up my knee pretty good. I finally made it to the Alta meadows trail and was pretty spent. Still 2 miles to go and 2000'of climbing! I burned up a lot of energy looking for the trail. One thing I noticed about the trails I have been on in the park is that although they have excellent trail signs I have not seen any zip zero nada trail markers.I decided to turn around and my total mileage on my Garmin turned out to be 13.2. Some beautiful views along the way. Hopefully I will be able to go back and get this one some day!
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons



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