Ascent of Elkhorn Peak on 2017-09-04
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Monday, September 4, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||8931 ft / 2722 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI ascended this more-or-less directly from the Twin Lakes saddle, cutting slightly around to the east before starting off the ECT. I scrambled over a minor false-summit on the way up. By the easiest possible route this is probably a class 2 ascent.
I descended to our camp at Twin Lakes, packed up all my overnight+ gear, then descended to the TH. The trail has been rerouted to an old road near the bottom (washouts?).
When we arrived at the TH, Lance & Nathan had discovered that one of the tires had acquired a nail and wasn't suitable for driving all the way out with all of us. After requesting/receiving some rides for two of the crew (Nathan and Alyssa - retrieve shuttle car), three of us walked a short stretch to the car, loaded all the packs in. I started down the rough road agonizingly slowly, with Amy and Lance walking down behind. At some point they hitched a ride and we all eventually made it back out to Hwy-7.
Les Schwab in Baker City had fantastic service repairing our damaged tire.
I-84 closed while we were on our way home, rerouting us through Govt. Camp (down tree at Rhododendron). It was quite the experience getting home.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||981 ft / 298 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||250 ft / 76 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6 mi / 9.7 km|
| Grade/Class:||Class 4|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy|
| Gain on way in:||731 ft / 222 m|
| Distance:||0.7 mi / 1.2 km|
| Route:||from ESE|
| Start Trailhead:||Twin Lakes saddle 8200 ft / 2499 m|
| Time:||30 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||250 ft / 76 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 18930 ft / 5769 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m|
| Gain on way out:||250 ft / 76 m|
| Distance:||5.2 mi / 8.4 km|
| Route:||Twin Lakes Tr|
|Ascent Part of Trip: 2017-09 Elkhorns (3 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 10416 ft / 3175 m Total Trip Loss: 13920 ft / 4242 m
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