Ascent of Cairn Hill on 2011-01-02

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:Ken Jones
Ken Russell
Chuck Powrie
Barb P
Date:Sunday, January 2, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cairn Hill
    Elevation:4745 ft / 1446 m

Ascent Trip Report

Pretty simple. Start at the road just a hair short of Blewett Pass on the W side of the road. Hike road with two quick L's. Once you get to the East Ridge you can take that. No obstacles and just head up until you get to the quadra-cairned summit. Some views. Best done as we did it as a snowshoe trip as it is not special but has good winter access. Sno-Park permit required. Seems driveable until off-trail portion in season with no gates. We dropped N from the summit to get back to the road and that worked OK.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1011 ft / 307 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1011 ft / 307 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Cold and Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:731 ft / 222 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 651 ft / 199 m; Extra: 80 ft / 24m
    Loss on way in:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Road then cross country
    Start Trailhead:Hwy 97  4094 ft / 1247 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:931 ft / 283 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 651 ft / 199 m; Extra: 280 ft / 85m
    Gain on way out:280 ft / 85 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:Road then cross country
    End Trailhead:Hwy 97  4094 ft / 1247 m
Ascent Part of Trip: CairnOldPass

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Cairn Hill2011-01-02 a1011 ft / 308 m
2Old Pass Hill2011-01-02 b745 ft / 227 m
Total Trip Gain: 1756 ft / 535 m    Total Trip Loss: 1756 ft / 535 m

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