Ascent of Medicine Bow Peak in 1996-07

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Trey Hamilton
Date:July, 1996
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Medicine Bow Peak
    Elevation:12013 ft / 3661 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at parking lot at TH and took standard trail up. Very good day hike up the mountain peak in the snow. Steep ascent with no acclimation time allowed me to experience my first headache associated with acute mountain sickness (AMS). The route is a well marked trail. It was in July so I was surprised how much snow was still on the ground especailly at altitudes of 11k to 12k. It was hot our so i wore shorts, but we crossed a lot of snow packs along the route. The views were outstanding. A beautiful range. Hiked with my former college roomate Trey Hamilton.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1350 ft / 411 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Grade/Class:class 1, 2 & minor 3
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1350 ft / 411 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Mirror Lk. TH
    Start Trailhead:10663 ft / 3250 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    End Trailhead:12013 ft / 3661 m

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