Ascent of North Gardner Mountain on 2016-08-20

Climber: Connor McEntee

Date:Saturday, August 20, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Gardner Mountain
    Elevation:8956 ft / 2729 m

Ascent Trip Report

I climbed both Gardner and North Gardner. I left the trailhead in the morning and managed to beat the heat, only carrying a single liter of water at any time. There are a couple of places on the hike in to the meadows where water can be found. I do not recommend following my route up. I had intended to climb North Gardner before coming back over Gardner, and did not do sufficient research on routes prior to the trip. I was following a GPS track, but it turned out that it was a descent route. As soon as I saw the saddle between Gardner and P8487' is loose talus and scree, I tacked back over to hit Garnder first and then head over to North Gardner by traversing the ridge. If planning to do both summits, the proper route is to head straight up Garnder from the meadows and then traverse the ridges over to North Gardner. Descending the saddle offers extended boot skiing.

I camped in the meadow. There are several "developed" camp sites with benches, fire rings, etc. Many many deer came through the middle of my camp at night.

(Ascent stats include summiting Gardner.)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7971 ft / 2429 m
    Extra Gain:900 ft / 274 m
    Round-Trip Distance:26.8 mi / 43.1 km
    Route:Wolf Creek Trail
    Trailhead:Wolf Creek Trailhead  2785 ft / 848 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:6 Hours 29 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Connor McEntee
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