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Ascent of Government Peak on 2015-10-25

Climber: Ryan Johnston

Others in Party:Samantha Bean
Date:Sunday, October 25, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Government Peak
    Location:USA-Alaska
    Elevation:4781 ft / 1457 m

Ascent Trip Report

A very nice Fall day for a hike up Government Peak. The weather was relatively calm, clear and in the upper 30's at the GPRA trailhead. The wind picked up at the summit and temps were probably down near 0. There was only snow for the last 800' - 1,000' vertical feet, which was hard packed and very easy to walk on and perfect for some really fun glissading. Couldn't have asked for better conditions.
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The crew hanging out at the summit of Government Peak, on a really nice Fall day (2015-10-25). Photo by Ryan Johnston.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3800 ft / 1158 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:trail
    Trailhead:GPRA trailhead  981 ft / 299 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Animal/Pet
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 0 Minutes



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