Ascent of Pike Mountain on 2020-05-13

Climber: Keaton Reed

Date:Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pike Mountain
    Elevation:7710 ft / 2350 m

Ascent Trip Report

The baby and I started at the Wahlstrom winter TH, and followed the trail up to the ridge north of Pike Mountain. We then made a quick ascent of the summit before heading down the Pike Mountain Trail to Porcupine, using the Little Fork cutoff to get there. Then we took the Little Fork Trail down to Trail Canyon. Here it started to snow really hard. The weather eased up a bit by the time we made it to the junction, and then things cleared up a little part way up Trail Canyon. At Trail Canyon Spring, however, the snow returned with a vengeance, and it came with wind too. The baby hated that. There were some really friendly motorcyclists that I chatted with in Little Fork and again at the crest. They were very nice, and offered to share their fire with us. I politely declined and headed down to the TH again. It was an exciting outing. The area was beautiful.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2213 ft / 674 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1083 ft / 330 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Mud/Swamp, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2213 ft / 674 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1130 ft / 345 m; Extra: 1083 ft / 330m
    Loss on way in:1083 ft / 330 m
    Distance:8.1 mi / 13 km
    Start Trailhead:6580 ft / 2005 m
Descent Statistics

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