Ascent of Twining Peak on 2017-07-21

Climber: Ed Wandall

Date:Friday, July 21, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Twining Peak
    Elevation:13711 ft / 4179 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got a late start on this one, and paid for it on the summit. Needed to check in to a flight home on Saturday, so I didn't get to Independence Pass until 11am. Puffy clouds with rain forecast, but I thought the storms would hold off until after 1pm. I was wrong. Headed up the trail and got to the first ridge crest in less than an hour. Crossed over to Point 13,500 and the clouds still looked okay. Went over the saddle to Twining and the very instant I stood on the summit, I heard the first crash of thunder. Made it back to the car in less than an hour.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1618 ft / 493 m
    Trailhead:12093 ft / 3685 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country

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