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Ascent of Mount Lukens on 2016-10-22

Climber: Fred Hanson

Date:Saturday, October 22, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Lukens
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5074 ft / 1546 m

Ascent Trip Report

On return, took mostly what is called the Sister Elsie Use Trail. Leaving Lukens and heading west, there is a good trail called the Stone Canyon Trail. Around 4520' I forked left towards bump 4425' on a good trail. At 4440', I took another obvious use trail which forked down into Haines Canyon. Initially steep and sketchy but soon got better trail. I'd recommend avoiding this shortcut and continuing toward the saddle before 4425' to look for the traditional Sister Elsie trail otherwise not too brushy and easy to descend through canyon following various use trails. The spring had water flowing.

Interesting history of the Sister Elsie name at http://www.hundredpeaks.org/signatures/09e.htm.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2997 ft / 913 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2997 ft / 913 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.8 mi / 15.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2997 ft / 913 m
    Distance:4.9 mi / 7.9 km
    Route:HPS Route 5
    Start Trailhead:2077 ft / 633 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2997 ft / 913 m
    Distance:4.9 mi / 7.9 km
    Route:Haines Canyon
    End Trailhead:2077 ft / 633 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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