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Ascent of Mount Hinman on 2020-08-17

Climber: Michael Lewis

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, August 17, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hinman
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:7492 ft / 2283 m

Ascent Trip Report

Biked to the Necklace Valley trail from Goldbar then hiked up the standard approach up LaBohn Lakes. Camped there the second night and got freaked out waiting out a thunderstorm. Mosquitoes were the worst I've ever seen getting bit every few seconds from trailhead to 7k. Glacier was all firn snow and went fine with an aluminum axe and microspikes. The final scramble was loose dinner plates but nothing different from the route up. Some of them look heavy so caution was exercised. Continued down the other side more or less on the county line then dropped down around a newly formed lake and back up a waterfall to climb up Daniel which didn't work out. Grabbed Dip Top as a consolation and returned the same way climbing Hinman a second time the next day on the way back. Boy what an exhausting trip! Nice views.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7704 ft / 2348 m
    Total Elevation Loss:400 ft / 121 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Bicycle, Ice Axe, Tent Camp
    Weather:Thunderstorm, Hot, Breezy, Clear
Hot and dry except when it isnt
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:7704 ft / 2348 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 7304 ft / 2226 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m
    Loss on way in:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:42 mi / 67.6 km
    Route:LaBohn Lakes
    Start Trailhead:Goldbar to Necklace Valley  188 ft / 57 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Hinman Daniel Traverse (4 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
 Dip Top Peak2020-08-18 c3291 ft / 1003 m
1Mount Hinman2020-08-17 a7704 ft / 2348 m
2(Attempt) Mount Daniel2020-08-17 b2500 ft / 762 m
Total Trip Gain: 13495 ft / 4113 m    Total Trip Loss: 5392 ft / 1644 m



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