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Ascent of China Cap on 2019-11-03

Climber: Kent Coe

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, November 3, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:China Cap
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:8656 ft / 2638 m

Ascent Trip Report

Whew! Glad I had my micro-spikes. Up to 50 cm of snow, mostly very crusty. The hike from the trail to the top was steep (of course), but with hard packed snow that you would break through every twenty or so steps. The spikes were very useful on the up and the down of that stretch. Otherwise, the trail from the Buck Creek Trailhead was well packed down, most likely from hunters coming out at the end of first season rifle elk last week. A good time was had by all.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2844 ft / 866 m
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Five days earlier the temp at the trailhead was 3*F, today it was 30*F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2844 ft / 866 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Start Trailhead:Buck Creek  5812 ft / 1771 m
    Time:3 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics



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