Ascent of Disaster Peak on 2020-08-08
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, August 8, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||10047 ft / 3062 m|
Ascent Trip ReportLate start. Not a single hiker on the trail. The second part of the hike (similar to Bob McLaughlin's route) is on an unmaintained trail, which is heavy littered with fallen logs, branches and twigs. Navigational aid could be handy there. On the ascent crossed a large talus field to gain the saddle, where it started drizzling quite intensely. A very short class 2 section leads to the actual summit. With thunderous clouds above I was not in the mood to search for the register. On the descent went along the southern border of the talus field, saving some time. Although this area had suffered from wildfires, there was plenty of wildlife around. Numerous birds on the meadows, two bald eagles near the summit, a hunting bobcat and, a highlight of the day, pikas!
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3500 ft / 1066 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble|
| Gain on way in:||3500 ft / 1066 m|
| Distance:||11 mi / 17.7 km|
| Start Trailhead:||6547 ft / 1995 m|
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