Ascent of Mount Kit Carson on 2014-06-21

Climber: Lane Johnson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, June 21, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Kit Carson
    Elevation:5282 ft / 1609 m

Ascent Trip Report

I started this climb at the parking area at the 5,200-ft. level of the Mount Spokane road, taking the Mount Kit Carson Loop Road. It was a straightforward hike through forest and meadows, with a steep climb up Mt. Kit Carson itself. The area is honeycombed with marked cross-country ski trails, and on the way back I tried a couple of shortcuts on these trails. Lucky I had my trusty GPS with me, or I might still be out there looking for the parking lot! Anyway, it was a nice, pleasant hike to a nice summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1622 ft / 493 m
    Extra Gain:770 ft / 234 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route:Mt. Kit Carson Trail
    Trailhead:Mt. Kit Carson trailhead  5200 ft / 1584 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Nice pleasant day
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 

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