Ascent of Mount Wilson on 2012-12-20

Climber: James Morehouse

Others in Party:Lorraine Wajda
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, December 20, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Wilson
    Elevation:5445 ft / 1659 m

Ascent Trip Report

An outstanding day on the mountain. Unlike the last time (12/15/12), it was dry, sunny, cool, and little to no wind at all. We took a slightly different route up, threw in some class 3 climbing just to spice it up, and made the summit and this time, found the sign in register. Last time up I was standing about ten feet from it, but never would have found it under the snow. There's no cairn there, it's hidden behind a rock. On the descent we took a more direct route to the wash and had some enjoyable class 3 bouldering to do to get down out of the canyon. And we still made it back to the car by sundown, which, by the way, was magnificent.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3350 ft / 1021 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.4 mi / 16.7 km
    Route:Up the wash, then headed towards point 5026
    Trailhead:Missouri Springs Trailhead  2095 ft / 638 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2 and 3
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Perfect weather for climbing. Cool, calm, and sunny.
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Morehouse
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