Ascent to Sacajawea Peak-Just shy of meadows on 2017-09-17

Climber: Shannon Dillmore

Others in Party:Brogan Dillmore
Date:Sunday, September 17, 2017
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Sacajawea Peak - Just shy of meadows
    Elevation:7411 ft / 2258 m
    Remaining Elevation:2427 ft / 740 m (49% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

My 11 year old son and I planned to do this as a overnight backpack, camping in the meadows at 7500'. Unfortunately, bad weather was due to roll in, dumping snow on Sacajawea on our planned summit day. We decided to take a shot at a day hike instead.

All went well until we hit the steep Thorp Creek trail. We hit 7400' after 5 miles, and my son wanted to turn around. He didn't think he could ascend another 2500'. So, we had lunch, took in the views, and headed down.

It was his longest outing yet, at just over 10 miles. He now wants to do steeper hikes closer to home so he can come back and get this one. This is a beautiful corner of the country...I won't mind returning.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2642 ft / 805 m
    Extra Gain:119 ft / 36 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.1 mi / 16.2 km
    Trailhead:5007 ft / 1526 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail

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