Ascent of Desolation Peak on 1998-10-03

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, October 3, 1998
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Desolation Peak
    Elevation:9990 ft / 3044 m

Ascent Trip Report

Went up this one looking for the cool beard guy who I wanted a picture of for my high school photography class. This was during the Wasatch Front 100 mile race and he was one of the participants. I was working at the rest/food/aid station at Desolation Lake with my buddy Keith. I didn't catch up to him - he was in a race and I am not fast enough, but I got up the ridge and didn't want to go downhill towards Silver (which I didn't know was so close...), so I topped out and grabbed a few pics from the top. Gain is calculated from the TH, since technically I walked to Desolation Lake then eventually headed up this peak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2710 ft / 826 m
    Route:Via Desolation Lake
    Trailhead:7280 ft / 2218 m

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