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Ascent of Twin Peaks on 2013-09-21

Climber: Caleb Morris

Others in Party:Troy Baker
Paul McClellan
Date:Saturday, September 21, 2013
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Twin Peaks
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:8957 ft / 2730 m

Ascent Trip Report

Paul McClellan and I set out from the Hurricane Creek TH at 5am. The weather deteriorated until we were firmly in the grasp of an early fall snow storm. We toughed it out and marched up to Legore Lake to meet with Troy Baker who camped overnight and intended to assist us after summiting the prior evening. We chatted with Troy at Legore Lake hoping the weather might break but it wasn't cooperating so anyway, it was snowing, blowing and the ridgeline is not a great place to be even when the weather is nice so we hightailed it back to TH along with Troy. So Twin Peaks that's strike 2, see you again in a year or two.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4257 ft / 1297 m
    Total Elevation Loss:300 ft / 91 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4257 ft / 1297 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3957 ft / 1206 m; Extra: 300 ft / 91m
    Loss on way in:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Start Trailhead:5000 ft / 1524 m
    Time:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km



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