Ascent of Flat Top Mountain on 2011-08-07

Climber: Eric Kassan

Date:Sunday, August 7, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Flat Top Mountain
    Elevation:12354 ft / 3765 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is an incredible hike for views- from the mountains and lakes to the wildflowers, especially the latter.

The road, while 10 miles or so are dirt, is in great shape and poses no issues for standard cars. The trail 1122 is easy to follow. At the pass over the ridge of Flat Top Mountain, there is a use trail which begins to east, but quickly disappears. Fortunately, the terrain is wide open and it is easy to follow the ridge. The final valley in the ridge still had snow, but was easily traversed. The very top of the mountain (which is nearly flat) consists almost entirely of loose rocks. Fortunately the high point is clearly marked with a large (6'+) cairn.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2274 ft / 692 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2274 ft / 692 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2174 ft / 662 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2074 ft / 632 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Trail 1122 -> west ridge
    Start Trailhead:Stillwater trailhead  10280 ft / 3133 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2174 ft / 662 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2074 ft / 632 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:west ridge -> Trail 1122
    End Trailhead:Stillwater trailhead  10280 ft / 3133 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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