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Ascent of Mount Audubon on 1990-08-07

Climber: Mike Stinson

Date:Tuesday, August 7, 1990
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Audubon
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13223 ft / 4030 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up and returned using Audubon Trail, continuing to Paiute Peak. This was my first mountain climbed over 13,000 feet, and it was several years before I climbed a 14er, so the memory of this climb is special to me. Perhaps more than anything I remember looking down at small blue ponds from the top of Paiute. I also remember carefully considering the weather atop Audubon before committing to the traverse over -- the first time I'd done this in the Rockies, but not the last.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2723 ft / 829 m
    Route:Audubon Trail
    Trailhead:10500 ft / 3200 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Part of Trip: Audubon and Paiute (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Audubon1990-08-07 a2723 ft / 830 m
2Paiute Peak1990-08-07 b600 ft / 183 m
Total Trip Gain: 3323 ft / 1013 m    Total Trip Loss: 3323 ft / 1013 m



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