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Ascent of Mount Independence on 2015-07-04

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Josef Nuernberger
Mark Rosen
Date:Saturday, July 4, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Independence
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:9950 ft / 3032 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road to the trailhead was challenging to find (many roads on the topo and/or Google Maps did not exist, and there were newer roads that were not on the map. The bottom line is if you start from the junction on the west side of the City of Rocks and head north, and keep to the better road, you should get there.

From the trailhead, there's a good trail to the pass between Mount Independence and Cache Peak. From there, it's an easy class 2 hike over a few boulder short boulder fields to the summit.

From there, we headed over to Cache Peak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1410 ft / 429 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1410 ft / 429 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:trail to south ridge
    Start Trailhead:West ridge trailhead  8540 ft / 2602 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: 2015 Cache Peak (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Independence2015-07-04 a1410 ft / 430 m
2Cache Peak2015-07-04 b739 ft / 225 m
Total Trip Gain: 2149 ft / 655 m    Total Trip Loss: 2149 ft / 655 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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