Mount McLoughlin Trip Report (#9450)
- Signed By: Web Staunton
- Date submitted: September 22, 2004
- Date(s) climbed: 9-20-04
Summited with three other friends. 3hrs 45 min to summit from trail head, 2hrs 15 min down, There was about 1 inch of new snow at the trail head and about 6 inches on top. Although this was my first ascent of McLoughlin I think the snow helped in the ascent... no scree to deal with but about halfway down it was slushy and very slick. Temperature at trailhead at 7am-32f, at sumitt at 11:30am 21f.
All in all a great mountain with beautiful views. Could be a very strenuous hike for those not in shape (11 miles). Take lots of water and dress appropriately for the season considering your altitude gain.