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Ascent of Allan Mountain on 2014-08-01

Climber: Ryder Irvine

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, August 1, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Allan Mountain
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:9154 ft / 2790 m

Ascent Trip Report

I followed Ken Jones Trip report and route and found it to be the best route. I tried to come down off the SE ridge of Allan, and wish I hadn't. It looks easy but is NOT recommended. Very steep and bouldery. Ken's route makes both up and down an enjoyable hike. Mosquitos were bad around Allan lake.
Some notes:
7 windfalls on the trail, none very hard to contend with.
1 creek crossing, may be a little tricky during high run off times. Nothing much this time of year.
1688' gain to Allan lake, all on good trail. I clocked 3.7 trail miles to lake, sign said 3.3 miles.
Lots of nice camp areas around the lake, fish were jumping.
I took the trail to the saddle at ~8120' (4.5 GPS trail miles)and then sidehilled the ridge (open country). There was a few small ponds. Still some snow on ground on August 1st!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3165 ft / 963 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3165 ft / 963 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.7 mi / 15.7 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Smoke haze in the air
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3103 ft / 945 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3041 ft / 927 m; Extra: 62 ft / 18m
    Loss on way in:62 ft / 18 m
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route:Ken Jones Route Ditch Creek Trail 112
    Start Trailhead:Trailhead  6113 ft / 1863 m
    Time:3 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3103 ft / 945 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3041 ft / 927 m; Extra: 62 ft / 18m
    Gain on way out:62 ft / 18 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.7 km
    Route:Ken Jones Route Ditch Creek Trail 112
    End Trailhead:Trailhead  6113 ft / 1863 m
    Time:2 Hours 40 Minutes



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