Ascent of Sugarloaf Mountain on 2014-08-29

Climber: Martin Ralya

Others in Party:Cheryl Ralya
Date:Friday, August 29, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Sugarloaf Mountain
    Elevation:11051 ft / 3368 m

Ascent Trip Report

After turning back from an attempt on Kings Peak on Wednesday, my mom and I decided to go up a couple of eleveners on the easier end of the spectrum. We'd taken the whole week off to hike, and this sounded like the perfect way to wrap it up.

A year ago, the hike to Cecret Lake was daunting for me; now it was just a pleasant walk. We got a bit turned around after the buttress, but followed the road to the saddle and then the trail to the top. Standing atop Sugarloaf made me more interested in Devil's Castle than I've ever been before.

This was my mom's first elevener (and my third).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1641 ft / 500 m
    Total Elevation Loss:551 ft / 167 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Grade/Class:YDS Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
60s-70s, gorgeous
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1641 ft / 500 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Start Trailhead:Cecret Lake trailhead  9410 ft / 2868 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:551 ft / 167 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    End Trailhead:Saddle  10500 ft / 3200 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Two Eleveners

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Sugarloaf Mountain2014-08-291641 ft / 500 m
2Mount Baldy2014-08-29568 ft / 173 m
Total Trip Gain: 2209 ft / 673 m    Total Trip Loss: 2209 ft / 673 m

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