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Ascent of Castle Peak on 2015-07-11

Climber: Heather Foslund

Date:Saturday, July 11, 2015
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Castle Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8903 ft / 2713 m

Ascent Trip Report

I hiked with my dog, Kif. Trailhead right off of Exit 176 from I-80 E. Took about an hour and a half to reach the base of the summit (that includes a 5 minute break and a 20 minute detour on the PCT). I did not reach the high point because the climb to the top was ~ class 3/4 rock scramble and would be too risky with my dog. Used this trail to get to Basin Peak.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Lots of cumulus clouds scattered across the sky. The forecast predicted rain, but rainfall never oc



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