Ascent of Carson Peak on 2016-08-31

Climber: James Morehouse

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Carson Peak
    Elevation:10892 ft / 3319 m

Ascent Trip Report

I took the trail to 10,040', then headed up and over point 10,660' before having to drop to 10,500', at which point I was above the drainage leading down to Spooky Meadow. I decided then that I would return this way, which cut off considerable distance with the possible down side of some bushwhacking through the willows I saw below. I was able to avoid most of the trouble by staying higher on my right and skirted them. Much of the climb after leaving the trail is a sand slog whichever way you go. Great views of Banner and Ritter, to name a couple.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4481 ft / 1364 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4481 ft / 1364 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13.3 mi / 21.4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4081 ft / 1243 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3681 ft / 1122 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m
    Loss on way in:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Start Trailhead:Silverlake TH  7211 ft / 2197 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4081 ft / 1243 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3681 ft / 1122 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m
    Gain on way out:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    End Trailhead:Silverlake TH  7211 ft / 2197 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Morehouse
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