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Ascent of Lynx Peak on 2015-08-29

Climber: Ryan Johnston

Others in Party:Tammy Johnston (my mother)
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, August 29, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lynx Peak
    Location:USA-Alaska
    Elevation:6536 ft / 1992 m

Ascent Trip Report

A cloudy day 2 hour hike up Reed Lakes Trail to Upper Reed Lake. Open country ascent through snow packs, scree and boulder fields to the summit of Lynx Peak, above the Bomber Glacier. My 55 year old mother accompanied me on only her 2nd true mountain climb, though she is an Ironman Triathlete. It took us 3 hours from Upper Reed Lake to achieve summit. Due to a loose boulder slip and banged up shin and knee on the way back down, it ended up taking us another 5 hours to get back to the Reed Lakes Trailhead. It poured snow on us pretty much from Upper Reed Lake until we finished our hike. It was a great day, and despite the mild fall she had a great time.
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Standing atop the highest point on Lynx Peak, 6,536' (2015-08-29). Photo by Ryan Johnston.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4136 ft / 1260 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4136 ft / 1260 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Animal/Pet
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Calm, Overcast
Cloudy to snowy, 30s
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4136 ft / 1260 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Reed Lakes Trail and beyond
    Start Trailhead:Reed Lakes Trailhead  2400 ft / 731 m
    Time:0 Days 10 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4136 ft / 1260 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Reed Lake Trail and beyond
    End Trailhead:Reed Lake Trailhead  2400 ft / 731 m



Other Photos

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The many glaciers of the Talkeetna Mountains from atop Lynx Peak (2015-08-29). Photo by Ryan Johnston.
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