Ascent of Mount Etna on 2016-06-09
|Date:||Thursday, June 9, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||7163 ft / 2183 m|
Ascent Trip ReportOnce I returned to the car after climbing Fillmore, I took off the insulated winter boots I use for snowshoeing and put on a pair of summer ones. Also restocked water and jettisoned the extra gear I'd taken to Fillmore. Fortunately, I kept a pair of gloves as they would come in handy later...
After leaving the initial forested slope, Etna proved to be a nasty bushwhack through chest-high brush, or to paraphrase my friend Jim, a BSW -- brush, steep and wind (better than the T word, I guess). In retrospect, I went up too far to the left (north). Found a better descent route on the SW ridge with much less brush (see my GPX track) so all ended happily.
1 mile RT. 600 feet gain. 1h30 (hey, there was a LOT of brush, particularly on the way up!).
|Summary Total Data|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Very windy|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Bob McLaughlin
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