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Ascent of Eagle Peak on 2016-04-20

Climber: Brian McCarty

Others in Party:Mike Christiansen
Scott Greco
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Eagle Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9892 ft / 3015 m

Ascent Trip Report

We carried ice axe, crampon, and snowshoes but didn't use them. A good pair of mountain boots should be enough. The snow is firm and easy to walk on. During mid-day the top layer will melt and get soft.

Also on Poison Flat trail go straight cross the stream or just a little south of straight across for easy crossing. Then the trail goes between the bog on the left and rocks on the right. We missed this in the predawn darkness and had soggy trek across the flats.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4192 ft / 1277 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4192 ft / 1277 m
    Round-Trip Distance:15.7 mi / 25.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4192 ft / 1277 m
    Distance:7.8 mi / 12.6 km
    Route:Mill Crk/Poison Flat
    Start Trailhead:Mill Creek Campground  5700 ft / 1737 m
    Time:5 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4192 ft / 1277 m
    Distance:7.9 mi / 12.7 km
    Route:Mill Crk/Poison Flat
    End Trailhead:Mill Creek Campground  5700 ft / 1737 m



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