Ascent of Marys Peak on 2015-01-18
|Date:||Sunday, January 18, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||4097 ft / 1248 m|
Ascent Trip ReportTesting out the peakbagger android app to log an ascent. I thought you could camp at Connors Camp. You can't. The wind was howling and the rain was coming down in buckets. This would not be a pleasant night out. I brought one of my "b-list" tents. I continued up the road to the official campground. I would have it to myself this evening, go figure. I found a good site in the trees, not that it helped much. After setting the tent up, I made dinner in the back of the Yaris. Then, bedtime. The water started coming into the tent not long after I settled in for the night. I used my jacket to shield the lower portion of my (thankfully synthetic) sleeping bag. When I woke up in the morning and took the tent down I probably poured over a liter of water out of the tent.
Off to the trailhead! I opted to hike from Connors camp which required a drive back down away from the summit. The trail from Connors camp is easy to follow and quite beautiful. There is an intersection where you can join the North Ridge Trail. There is also an intersection just below the summit meadows where you can walk to the observation point trailhead. When I arrived at the summit there was a couple there at the picnic table. It was raining lightly and pretty windy. I sheltered myself behind a wooden sign to escape the wind.
The hike down was uneventful. This is my first County High Point since Adam passed away and I thought about his contributions to our odd little pursuit during the whole hike.
2h 10m car-to-car
Avg moving speed: 3.2 mph
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1537 ft / 468 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gain on way in:||1537 ft / 468 m|
| Route:||East Ridge Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||2560 ft / 780 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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