Ascent of Markleeville Peak on 2018-07-12

Climber: Brett Marciasini

Date:Thursday, July 12, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Markleeville Peak
    Elevation:9415 ft / 2869 m

Ascent Trip Report

Let me say, I’m so happy to have been bitten by the peak bagging bug a month ago. Today I tackled Markleeville Peak and I know I’m new to this game, but this was an amazing hike. Definitely one I could see myself doing over and over again. Along for the hike was my wife, 7-year old son, and 5-year old daughter. This hike would have been rather easy, but our pace was slow with the two kids. My daughter rode on my back in the kid carrier which put an extra 40 lbs in my back, making this a nice leg burner! Took us 2:42 up and 1:18 down, so consider that if taking little ones. We followed Dean Gaudet’s gps track most of the way, good starting point. Jumped a buck in the drainage and saw lots of old bear scat. The wildflowers were out in force, never seen so many mules ears before! Found the register under a flat rock just behind the summit stick. Register dated back to 1999! Super cool. Absolutely loved this hike!! This is Ogul #2 for me! Can’t wait to tackle more from this list.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1527 ft / 465 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1527 ft / 465 m
    Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Start Trailhead:7888 ft / 2404 m
    Time:2 Hours 42 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 18 Minutes

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