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Ascent of China Cap on 2020-07-10

Climber: Kent Coe

Others in Party:Cilla Coe
Steve Larson
Zanah Larson
Chas Jones
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, July 10, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:China Cap
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:8656 ft / 2638 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked to the summit from Buck Creek trailhead. Left at 330 pm and arrived on the summit about 8 pm, taking our time. Some patches of snow, but for the most part free of snow and straight forward. Spent the night on the summit, in sleeping bags but no tents.

The sky at night was spectacular. About 330 am woke up and watched Comet NEOWISE for 0.75 hours, along with Venus, Mars, the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter. Quite the show.

Casually had a light breakfast and left the summit about 9 am on July 11th. Strolled back to the cars and syphalization.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Bivouac
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear



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