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Ascent of Mount Lukens on 2021-03-30

Climber: Brielle DeVine

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Lukens
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5074 ft / 1546 m

Ascent Trip Report

Saw someone talk about a scrambling route on SummitPost.org, so I decided to give it a shot. Downloaded their GPX and did my best to follow that on the way up, and then did my own thing on the way down. Pretty well maintained trail on the way up to the West Ridge with some Class 2 Scrambling, but the route was hit and miss-- a lot of it was unmaintained but not too shabby; some of it was a pretty intense bushwhack full of ticks. Overall I'd do it again, but I need to treat my clothes with tick repellent before doing it again.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3359 ft / 1023 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3359 ft / 1023 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12.3 mi / 19.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3359 ft / 1023 m
    Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    Route:West Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Alpine Way  1715 ft / 522 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3359 ft / 1023 m
    Distance:6.9 mi / 11.1 km
    End Trailhead:Alpine Way  1715 ft / 522 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Mt. Lukens West Ridge Loop

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1CamelBack2021-03-30 
2Point 40722021-03-30 
3Point 42272021-03-30 
4Point 44252021-03-30 
5Mount Lukens2021-03-303359 ft / 1024 m
Total Trip Gain: 3359 ft / 1024 m    Total Trip Loss: 3359 ft / 1024 m



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