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Ascent of East Vidette on 1990-09-01

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Patty Kline
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 1, 1990
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:East Vidette
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12356 ft / 3766 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a four day backpack to climb East Vidette and Center Peak. On day one, Patty and I backpacked from Onion Valley over Kearsarge Pass to the JMT, then we traveled south on the JMT to Vidette Meadows and set up camp. The next day, Patty and I went up the JMT to about 10,170' in elevation, then hiked up to the basin located southeast of the peak, then ascended the peak's easy class 3 east ridge to the top. On day three, we day hiked Center Peak via Center Basin and, on day four, we backpacked out over Kearsarge Pass to the vehicle. Also, I obtained my SPS Senior Emblem on this peak!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7790 ft / 2374 m
    Extra Gain:2310 ft / 704 m
    Round-Trip Distance:30.5 mi / 49.1 km
    Route:East ridge
    Trailhead:Onion Valley  9186 ft / 2799 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Nights Spent:3 nights away from roads



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