Ascent of North Lovell Peak on 2014-05-17
|Others in Party:||Dean Molen -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, May 17, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||North Lovell Peak|
| Elevation:||9652 ft / 2941 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI hiked North Lovell with my good friend Dean Molen. We drove up McMaughn Canyon from the road to Schelbourne Pass. This road isn't horrible but it does have a few problems like soft spots and brush. The road continues beyond where we stopped up to the pass about 500 vertical feet above where we stopped and the road continues north to Cooleys Cabin and beyond. We didn't drive further up the road because it is very steep and while we had 4WD, we didn't want to push our vehicles that hard.
It was a nice hike up to the little pass and then directly toward The Nipple using horse trails through the sage brush. Coming down we used the bottom of the drainage and that worked well also. I did scramble up The Nipple on the ascent just because it looked like fun. It is a Class 3 scramble of 30-40 ft on the east side to the top. The hike up to North Lovell is not as dramatic. It is just a standard walk up to the summit marked with a benchmark. Nice views, easy hike
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1660 ft / 505 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2.5 mi / 4 km|
| Route:||South McMaughn Cyn|
| Trailhead:||7992 ft / 2435 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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