Ascent of Puig Campana on 2012-12-08
|Date:||Saturday, December 8, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||4619 ft / 1407 m|
Ascent Trip ReportHaving NO MAP(!) I drove by instinct to find a parking spot closest to the summit and trying to find a way up. I found a place to park north of the summit, but also north of the valley to the east of "Coll del pouet".
I started walking uphill at about 9:20 but after about 45 minutes I realised I was actually walking away from the peak of Puig so I turned around and started looking for paths going in the right direction. This resulted in a detour of about 3.4 km!
On my way back I managed to spot a stone with a path marking (paint dot) on it and decided to try and follow it! This took me into the valley and then towards the peak. After following this path for a bit I found one of the main trails leading in the right direction.
After about half an hour I made it to the refuge and about 15 minutes later I was at Col del Pouet. On my way further up I made a short detour at the ruins (Pou de neu) to log a geocache and then further towards the summit. On the steep part before you can see the summit the markings were hard to find and somewhere I got off the track and had to climb a bit over some rocks, and suddenly I was at the flat part below the summit (and back on track)! At about 13:00 I was on the summit!
After little over an hours break, looking for geocaches, eating, enjoying the view and taking pictures, I made my way back down. No detours this time, only making a short break at Coll del Pouet my way back down was a lot faster!
Nice and easy peak, recommended!
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3241 ft / 987 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||3241 ft / 986 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||10.3 mi / 16.5 km|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
Sunny, around 20°C at the coast, maybe 10°C at summit
| Gain on way in:||3044 ft / 927 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 2716 ft / 827 m; Extra: 328 ft / 99m|
| Loss on way in:||328 ft / 99 m|
| Distance:||6.2 mi / 10 km|
| Route:||Detour, the valley, refugio Jose M. Vera, Coll del|
| Start Trailhead:||1903 ft / 580 m|
| Time:||0 Days 3 Hours 40 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||2913 ft / 887 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 2716 ft / 827 m; Extra: 197 ft / 60m|
| Gain on way out:||197 ft / 60 m|
| Distance:||4 mi / 6.5 km|
| Route:||Coll del pouet, refuge, valley (no detours)|
| End Trailhead:||1903 ft / 580 m|
| Time:||0 Days 2 Hours 10 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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