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Ascent of Cervidae Peak on 2020-02-15

Climber: Dan Krueger

Others in Party:Kate Wrablik
Date:Saturday, February 15, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cervidae Peak
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:4987 ft / 1520 m

Ascent Trip Report

Getting a nice weather window in mid February Kate and I wanted to get out. She hadn't climbed Cervidae before, so we decided to go get it done! Having already climbed it via the "standard" route, I spent a little time and thought up an alternate route we could take to link Cervidae and Macks in a loop hike.

After a crazy steep scramble up to the first ridge this route was great! What we didn't anticipate was snow that we would run into after summiting Cervidae on the way to Macks. Neither of us were very prepared for snow hiking and the weather was coming in fast, so we decided to find a different way down. There was a nice ridge between Cervidae and Macks that we followed back to where we parked. This was an easy walk down except for one little rocky section that had a little exposed class 2 (or 3) section, making it quite fun!

**edit, check my 3/28 ascent for GPS track and video... we went back and completed this loop!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2196 ft / 668 m
    Total Elevation Loss:284 ft / 86 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.9 mi / 7.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2+
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Snow threatening all around us, but no snow
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1912 ft / 582 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Start Trailhead:3075 ft / 937 m
    Time:1 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:284 ft / 86 m
    Gain on way out:284 ft / 86 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Time:2 Hours 



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