mountaineering - mt waas loop - May 3, 2024

We plan to make the Mt Waas Loop that includes Mt Waas (12,331 ft), Pilot Mt (12,000 ft), Green Mt (12,163 ft), Castle Mt (12,044 ft), and La Sal Peak (12,001 ft). We may do Horse Mt (11,130 ft) and Mineral Mt (11,608 ft) as well. Mt Waas is a Grand County's high point. The loop involves 8.9 miles with 4,163 ft gain. If we add the other two peaks, we will have extra distance and elevation gain. Trip schedule: road trip (approximately 4 hours from SLC) & hike to the TH on May 3 Friday; climb on May 4 Saturday; and hike back from the TH & road trip on May 5 Sunday. We will camp at the TH. The schedule may be adjusted depending on the conditions. This is non-technical mountaineering. But participants must: 1) have excellent stamina; 2) be willing to buy/rent/lend required individual gear if necessary; 3) know how to use crampons & ice axe; and 4) no history of altitude problems above 12,000 ft. Back-packing experience strongly desired. For more details, please contact the organizer (please include your current fitness level and mountaineering experience). Limit 8. WMC members only.

Organizer:Akiko Kamimura
Date:Fri May 3 2024 — Sun May 5 2024
Meeting Place:Registration required