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Ascent of Lost River Mountain on 2016-06-11

Climber: Caleb Morris

Others in Party:Chris Albertson
Date:Saturday, June 11, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lost River Mountain
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:12078 ft / 3681 m

Ascent Trip Report

Lost River Peak and it's "Super Gully" route has been showing up a lot online lately, especially on the Idaho summits forum where I enjoying reading trip reports. Inspired by all these reports, my friend and I headed out for a quick day trip. Leaving Kennewick Friday afternoon we drove straight to the trailhead arriving at 3am. Took a 2 hour nap, then set off up the gully. The lower gully was snow free, but the upper two-thirds still had snow, and was firm enough we opted for crampons which made for pretty quick travel. By the time I reached the summit ridge the combination of exertion and lack of sleep gave me the full fledged leg wobbles which made the traverse a little more nerve racking than it should have been. Overcast for entire climb, but almost no wind, and good views out to 30 miles or so. This was a nice climb, it was great to get back to the Lost River Range again.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4830 ft / 1472 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4830 ft / 1472 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:Super Gully
    Start Trailhead:7248 ft / 2209 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.3 km



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