Ascent of Indian Head Peak on 2015-08-24

Climber: Sam Grant

Others in Party:James Barlow -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Dan Conley
Date:Monday, August 24, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Indian Head Peak
    Elevation:7400 ft / 2255 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up this one with James Barlow and Dan Conley on our hike out from Glacier Peak. From White Pass we followed the PCT to the NW side of the mountain and followed it's NW ridge up to the top. James and I visited both the West and East Peak to assure we hit the high spot. Tough to tell which is higher. My GPS indicated the East Peak and James' indicated the West one. The battery died on my GPS at some point shortly after leaving the summit, thus the straight line back to our packs. Kept it really light, ditching most all of our gear at White Pass, thus the brain fart on not carrying spare batteries.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3326 ft / 1012 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3326 ft / 1013 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9 mi / 14.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2401 ft / 731 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1474 ft / 449 m; Extra: 927 ft / 282m
    Loss on way in:927 ft / 282 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.3 km
    Start Trailhead:White Pass  5926 ft / 1806 m
    Time:2 Hours 25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2399 ft / 731 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1474 ft / 449 m; Extra: 925 ft / 281m
    Gain on way out:925 ft / 281 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.3 km
    End Trailhead:5926 ft / 1806 m
    Time:2 Hours 8 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Glacier Peak (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Glacier Peak2015-08-23 a11703 ft / 3567 m
2Disappointment Peak2015-08-23 b116 ft / 35 m
3Indian Head Peak2015-08-243326 ft / 1014 m
Total Trip Gain: 15145 ft / 4616 m    Total Trip Loss: 15029 ft / 4581 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Sam Grant
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