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Ascent of Hallett Peak on 2012-07-11

Climber: Josh Luzania

Date:Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Hallett Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:11650 ft / 3550 m

Ascent Trip Report

I'd been to Flattop before, but had always wanted to do Hallett. I was hoping I started late enough in the day, only a few hours before sunset, to escape any thunderstorms. For the most part I was right. Until shortly after treeline, when I spotted one coming in from the north. I high tailed it back, getting hailed on and occasional rumbling as I ran through the trees. The hike was still beautiful, though. Views down into Dream and Emerald Lakes are quite amazing.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Start Trailhead:Bear Lake  
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km



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