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Ascent of Council Mountain on 2018-06-16

Climber: Ryder Irvine

Others in Party:Jim Langdon
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 16, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Council Mountain
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:8126 ft / 2476 m

Ascent Trip Report

Of note, the trailhead has been moved to start earlier than Ken's track previously shows, adding about 3/4 mile each way. Still well posted, and lots of areas to camp at the start point. The trail I found was in good shape, well signed and get's good use. There were snow spots, but not bad. On the way back I took a detour and went to the old Council Mtn Lookout site, which added the additional gain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2077 ft / 632 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2077 ft / 633 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.7 mi / 14 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1817 ft / 553 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Route:Council Mtn / Sheep Creek Trail
    Start Trailhead:Trailhead  6309 ft / 1922 m
    Time:1 Hours 55 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2077 ft / 633 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1817 ft / 554 m; Extra: 260 ft / 79m
    Gain on way out:260 ft / 79 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route:Council Mtn / Sheep Creek Trail
    End Trailhead:Trailhead  6309 ft / 1922 m
    Time:1 Hours 47 Minutes



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