Ascent of Vinegar Hill on 2017-09-27
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Wednesday, September 27, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||8120 ft / 2474 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI climbed direct (semi-open bushwack w/scramble) from SSE to the southern summit, then along ridgeline.
There were quite a few ladybugs along the rocky ridgeline, and I saw a small herd of Pronghorn as I was descending from the summit. There were also cougar and bear tracks in the snow.
Endpoint is saddle with NE summit.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1793 ft / 546 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||620 ft / 188 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2 mi / 3.2 km|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||1793 ft / 546 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 1693 ft / 516 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m|
| Loss on way in:||100 ft / 30 m|
| Distance:||1.5 mi / 2.4 km|
| Route:||south ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||6427 ft / 1958 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||520 ft / 158 m|
| Distance:||0.5 mi / 0.8 km|
| End Trailhead:||7600 ft / 2316 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: 2017-09-27 Vinegar (0 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 2319 ft / 707 m Total Trip Loss: 2346 ft / 715 m
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