Ascent of North Schell Peak on 2011-09-29

Climber: Lou Hibbard

Date:Thursday, September 29, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Schell Peak
    Elevation:11883 ft / 3621 m

Ascent Trip Report

Day didn't start off right. In backing up a rental van (wanted a small car) went off a cow grate into a hole. Two elk hunters helped me get out.
So got a late start at 9 AM on little sleep. Did a nice loop hike from North Schell Timber Creek - then ridge line to summit South Schell, then descend to Berry Creek. Then missed a turn in the dark trying to cut across on the Ranger trail back to the car.
Fianlly got back to car at 11:30 PM - kind of cool stumbling around in the dark listening to the elk bugle and the coyotes howl not knowing for sure where the car was. Liked the ridgeline a lot.
21.4 miles total
Summary Total Data
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Timber Creek Trail
Descent Statistics
    Route:Ridgline to South Schell to Berry Creek

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