Ascent of Mount Maude on 2017-07-30
|Others in Party:||Rodica|
|Date:||Sunday, July 30, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||9040 ft / 2755 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was part of a fun Mountaineers scramble led by Rodica and Ian. On the first day, we left the TH at 9:00 am and hiked up to Leroy Basin and set up camp. We scrambled Seven Fingered Jack in the afternoon and enjoyed some fantastic views. There was a lot of loose rock. Seven Fingered Jack is loose rock.
On the second morning, we tackled Mount Maude. From Leroy Basin, we hiked up trail and headed East on a broad ridge until we had a view of the Ice Lakes. From the broad ridge we scrambled down snow for less than 100 feet into the basin and then scrambled up onto the South ridge. Once on the South ridge, the trail was snow-free up to the summit.
We decided to vary our route down from Mount Maude. Instead of scrambling back towards the Ice Lakes basin we traversed high on the steep, loose section of the South ridge. Then we scrambled down a loose gully. This route was less pleasant than scrambling from the Ice Lakes basin, but it satisfied our curiosity.
Then we broke camp and hiked out. We were back at the trail head at about 5:00 PM.
Our trip total was 17.8 miles and 9050 ft of elevation gain.
Here are some photos:
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Bivouac|
| Weather:||sunny, hot, breezy|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Seven Fingered Jack and Mount Maude (1 nights total away from roads)|
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