Ascent of Flat Top Mountain on 2009-07-19

Climber: Donnie Puckle

Date:Sunday, July 19, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Flat Top Mountain
    Elevation:12354 ft / 3765 m

Ascent Trip Report trip. We hiked the North Derby Trail from Stillwater Reservoir to the pass, then hiked along the ridge to the top. There were mosquitoes out the (expletive) yin-yang out there. Good thing I brought insect repellent.
While on the ridge, two hikers in our group decided to head down to Hooper Lake to have a swim, so Dave and myself went to the summit. There were several other hikers going for the summit, which surprised me since there's no official trail to Flat Top Mtn. Interesting, rocky summit.
I need to come back to the Flat Tops sometime. I had heard great things about this place, and I was not disappointed at all.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2099 ft / 639 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.6 mi / 13.8 km
    Route:North Derby Trail
    Trailhead:Stillwater Reservoir  10255 ft / 3125 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Part of Trip: The Flat Tops 2009 (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
2Flat Top Mountain2009-07-192099 ft / 640 m
Total Trip Gain: 2099 ft / 640 m    Total Trip Loss: 2099 ft / 640 m

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