Ascent of Mount Pennell on 2015-03-21

Climber: Sam Grant

Others in Party:Jeff Grant
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, March 21, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Pennell
    Elevation:11408 ft / 3477 m

Ascent Trip Report

It always feels like an accomplishment when you climb a 11,400 foot mountain in the month of March. Very little snow on this hike made it far more straight forward. We followed the service road that leads to some FAA equipment on a sub peak (10,818)to about 10,200 before we broke off of the road and headed cross country. The road was snow free until about 8700 feet and at that point we used snow shoes up until we headed cross country. We worked our way up steep south facing slopes that were quite dry up until a false summit on the summit ridge. From there it was an easy traverse on rock and snow to the top. Benchmark and summit register (if there is one) was under about five feet of snow, while the reference marker indicating the BM to the north was dry and exposed.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3645 ft / 1110 m
    Total Elevation Loss:57 ft / 17 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.1 mi / 13.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3588 ft / 1093 m
    Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
    Route:Road to around 10,200/ XC to summit
    Start Trailhead:Straight Creek Junction  7820 ft / 2383 m
    Time:3 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:57 ft / 17 m
    Gain on way out:57 ft / 17 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.5 km
    Time:1 Hours 50 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Sam Grant
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