Ascent of Scotchman Peak on 2019-09-20

Climber: Jim Doyle

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, September 20, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Scotchman Peak
    Elevation:7011 ft / 2136 m

Ascent Trip Report

Despite it being a wet cloudy day (so the summit views were non-existent) - and seeing no more of the resident mountain goats than their plentiful scat - it was an enjoyable hike on a lovely forest trail. I was surprised by how many hikers there were on a rainy late September Friday! Any 2WD car could make the TH with care on a dry day. I rented an AWD small SUV (Hyundai Tucson) due to the wet roads - it did well despite its measly ground clearance of 6.4 inches.
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The three summit crags on a cloudy day. (2019-09-20). Photo by Jim Doyle.
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Summary Total Data
    Route:Trail 65
    Trailhead:Trail 65  -9999 ft / -3047 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 28 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 58 Minutes

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