Ascent of Graham Mountain on 2013-07-01

Climber: Richard Hensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, July 1, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Graham Mountain
    Elevation:8570 ft / 2612 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed this from Slide Mtn. By itself, Graham is most easily climbed from Meadow Fork Trailhead to the south. But this trail was completely burned in the '90s, and has no shade, plus a few fallen snags.

See my Slide Mtn report for more details and GPS track.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:925 ft / 281 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4190 ft / 1276 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:505 ft / 153 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 405 ft / 124 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:NW ridge
    Start Trailhead:Slide-Graham saddle  8165 ft / 2488 m
    Time:38 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4090 ft / 1246 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3670 ft / 1119 m; Extra: 420 ft / 128m
    Gain on way out:420 ft / 128 m
    Distance:7.2 mi / 11.6 km
    Route:Skyline, Slide Connector Trails
    End Trailhead:Slide Creek TH  4900 ft / 1493 m
    Time:3 Hours 15 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: SlideGrahamTraverse (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Slide Mountain2013-07-014054 ft / 1236 m
2Graham Mountain2013-07-01925 ft / 282 m
Total Trip Gain: 4979 ft / 1518 m    Total Trip Loss: 4979 ft / 1517 m

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