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Ascent of Twin Peak on 2008-08-05

Climber: Paul Helgerson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Twin Peak
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:7599 ft / 2316 m

Ascent Trip Report

Officially designated by USGS marker circa 1907. There is no maintained trail to the summit. The lesser summit is South of the prominent North Twin. Easiest access is via ridge north of summit but can be acheived via east ridge. Much bushwacking from east approach. A sheer cliff of 1000' defines the northwest face of this mountain. Great camping and staging sight from S Beehive lake below.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2999 ft / 914 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2999 ft / 914 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Summer
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2999 ft / 914 m
    Route:Beehive to Lake to Twin
    Start Trailhead:Pack River Rd  4600 ft / 1402 m
    Time:7 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2999 ft / 914 m
    Route:Beehive Lake Trail
    End Trailhead:Pack River Rd  4600 ft / 1402 m
    Time:3 Hours 



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