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Ascent of Mount Meeker on 2013-07-14

Climber: Donnie Puckle

Date:Sunday, July 14, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Mount Meeker
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13911 ft / 4240 m

Ascent Trip Report

I climbed Meeker with hiking buddy Marco and his friends, Jeff and Ray. We got an early start: 4AM, and surprisingly, there were plenty of empty spaces in the lot. I guess some hikers had been scared off by thunderstorms the previous day. Ray had been up here before, so he was invaluable in finding the correct route at the ridges. I went to the true summit, around 8:30. The others were content with staying on the summit ridge. The weather was clear until around 9:30-10AM, when clouds started rolling in. It was overcast by the time we got back to the trailhead.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4484 ft / 1366 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.6 mi / 15.4 km
    Route:Loft Route
    Trailhead:Longs Peak Trailhead  9427 ft / 2873 m
    Grade/Class:3
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:7 Hours 40 Minutes



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