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Ascent of un 12214 on 2018-05-20

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Mike Saxton
Karen Musser
Bonnie Saxton and kids (Tyler
and Evan)
Date:Sunday, May 20, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:un 12214
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:12214 ft / 3722 m

Ascent Trip Report

A very nice short hike. Parked at Hoosier Pass. There were rescue trucks everywhere practicing how to rescue people. The Saxton family was with us still adapting to the altitude. Evan is only 5 and was not enjoying the hike uphill so we took turns carrying him. I carried him the the last stretch to the summit. We used the mining road till we got to where you had to bushwhack (open country) to the ridge line. The snow was spotty and slushy. The views on the summit of Lincoln, Quandary, and Bross are excellent from here and Silverheels and the Red Mountain range as well. A very nice hike and worth doing on a sunny day. I will come back and go grab North Star next. Plenty of use trails at least up to this point. The point has over 100 feet of prominence, although it was entered in without a saddle elevation so it will not show up on the 100 foot lists until corrected. I would use 12,100 for the col.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:692 ft / 210 m
    Total Elevation Loss:20 ft / 6 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:672 ft / 204 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:mining road to open country
    Start Trailhead:Hoosier Pass  11542 ft / 3518 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:20 ft / 6 m
    Gain on way out:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:ridge line un-maintained trail (use)



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