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Ascent of Gilbert Peak on 2020-08-09

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, August 9, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Gilbert Peak
    Location:USA-Utah
    Elevation:13442 ft / 4097 m

Ascent Trip Report

I climbed Murdock Mountain-West Slope, Murdock Mountain, and Bald Mountain in the morning, then drove over to Henry's Fork trailhead, packed my backpack, then started up the trail at 3:15. I backpacked in about 7.6 miles to Dollar Lake, arriving at 6:45, and set up camp in a really nice spot in the trees not far from the lake. The next morning, I left camp at 7 a.m., generally following Richard Hensley's 08-29-2019 GPX up to Gilbert Peak and then over to Gunsight Peak, then back down to the lake, where I arrived at 2:00 p.m. It's a good route, mostly class 1 with some class 2 towards the top of Gilbert Peak. Also, I did not find a summit register on Gilbert Peak, and Gunsight Peak's summit register is in a small aspirin bottle. Afterwards, I packed up, leaving the lake at 2:30 and arriving back at the trailhead at 5:45. Trip stats include ascents of both peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4635 ft / 1412 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4635 ft / 1412 m
    Round-Trip Distance:23.5 mi / 37.8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4000 ft / 1219 m
    Distance:10.6 mi / 17.1 km
    Route:See trip report
    Start Trailhead:Henry's Fork trailhead  9442 ft / 2877 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4635 ft / 1412 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4000 ft / 1220 m; Extra: 635 ft / 193m
    Gain on way out:635 ft / 193 m
    Distance:12.9 mi / 20.8 km
    Route:See trip report
    End Trailhead:Henry's Fork trailhead  9442 ft / 2877 m



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