Ascent of Drake Peak on 2019-10-15

Climber: Joe Whittington

Others in Party:Dave Nelson
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Drake Peak
    Elevation:8407 ft / 2562 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove down to saddle east of Light Peak. Followed road to some rock formations and ascended west ridge. No problem driving back up to Light Peak in Subaru Outback 3.6R. Stayed at Aspen Cabin Monday night.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:900 ft / 274 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:West Ridge
    Trailhead:Saddle between Light and Drake Peak  7507 ft / 2288 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Hut Camp
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy, Clear
cool and 40mph+ wind
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 

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