Ascent of North Gardner Mountain on 2016-08-21

Climber: Fabien Le Gallo

Date:Sunday, August 21, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Gardner Mountain
    Elevation:8956 ft / 2729 m

Ascent Trip Report

We started out around 5:30AM from Wolf Creek trailhead. We arrived the day before around 11PM and camped in the parking lot. There were only 2 cars.
After 3 hours of fast hiking, we reached the Gardner Meadows. We took a short break there and started the climb to Gardner Mountain. A lot of scree at the end made the ascent a bit slow, but we reached the summit before 10AM. Then, we traversed along the ridge and summited North Gardner Mountain. It was 11:00 when we reached the summit.
The hike down to the meadows was quite fast, sliding on the scree helped a lot.
The 10 miles back to the trailhead went pretty fast too, and we were back at the car by 2:45PM. The whole trip took us 9 hours 45 minutes for 26 miles.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:8000 ft / 2437 m
    Extra Gain:1000 ft / 304 m
    Round-Trip Distance:26 mi / 41.8 km
    Trailhead:2956 ft / 900 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: Gardner and North Gardner

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Gardner Mountain2016-08-21 
2North Gardner Mountain2016-08-218000 ft / 2438 m
Total Trip Gain: 8000 ft / 2438 m    Total Trip Loss: 8000 ft / 2438 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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