Ascent of Council Mountain on 2020-08-13
|Others in Party:||Sage Kallestad|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Thursday, August 13, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||8126 ft / 2476 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe summit register is in need of a writing utensil. We found none there as of our ascent date. It was my 9 year old nephew Kayden's first ever peak, so, if a fellow peakbagger would be so kind as to add all of our names to the register and shoot me a pic, we would appreciate it! Aug 13, 2020: Kayden Anderson, Sage Kallestad, Sawyer Kallestad, Becca Barlow, James Barlow.
Hike was a very pleasant ascent as we were in the shaded forest for most of the cool morning, then in beautiful wildflower fields to the final off-trail ridge walk to the top in a pleasant breeze. We stopped for lunch in a less windy spot partway down the ridge in the trees with a fine view of the peaks to the east. After this peak Kayden declared that he wants to climb 20 peaks on his upcoming ~6 month cross-country RV trip!
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1808 ft / 551 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||1808 ft / 551 m|
| Distance:||8.1 mi / 13.1 km|
| Route:||Council Mtn Tr to NW Ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||6318 ft / 1925 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by James Barlow
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