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Ascent of Lost River Mountain on 2020-07-19

Climber: John Woiwode

Date:Sunday, July 19, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Lost River Mountain
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:12078 ft / 3681 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started the hike from camp at around 6:20 AM and began up the climbing trail on the sagebrush covered slope towards the super gully. Once we got higher we completely lost track of the trail and bushwhacked our way up and over, using the occasional drainage as footing as we went higher. Once we reached the mouth of the super gully we started climbing straight up it on the endless scree slopes. Eventually we started working our way up the rock ribs where the footing was more solid. Once we reached the false summit we moved along the summit ridge. Taking care not to fall off the side of the mountain and eventually reached the summit at around 11. Scree skiing down the super gully was definitely the highlight of the climb.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4900 ft / 1493 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:Super Gully
    Trailhead:7178 ft / 2187 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Hot
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 



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