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Ascent of Snowbank Mountain on 2017-08-21

Climber: Dan Krueger

Others in Party:Kate Wrablik
Morty The Mountain Dog
Shelby Krueger
Jakob Krueger
Cale Schubert
Date:Monday, August 21, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Snowbank Mountain
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:8320 ft / 2535 m

Ascent Trip Report

Eclipse day peak bagging!

We parked at the west summit by the giant grey "laser soccer ball" as my kids called it and hiked over to the highpoint to watch the solar eclipse. It was the perfect place for eclipse watching, there was only one other party at the highpoint. The temperature was about 75 degrees when the eclipse started but dropped into the 40s at totality, we were freezing!

We stopped and tagged Granite Peak on the way down before hiking down to Blue Lake. A very good day spent in the Idaho mountains. It was worth the drive, even though it took us 4 hours to get back to Boise.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:260 ft / 79 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Trailhead:8060 ft / 2456 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes



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