Ascent of Mount Etna on 2016-06-09

Climber: Bob McLaughlin

Date:Thursday, June 9, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Etna
    Elevation:7163 ft / 2183 m

Ascent Trip Report

Once 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

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Bob McLaughlin
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