Elevation: 13,528 feet
Hiking Mileage (To Summit): 14.4 miles
Vertical Climb: 5,350 feet
Hiking Time to Summit: Not Completed
(No photo at present.)
July 4, 2001
This highpoint attempt was a failure due to bad planning. Reaching the summit of Kings Peak is a two-day hike, camping below the summit then reaching the summit in the morning of the 2nd day. I didn't have the right kind of pack to carry a tent and sleeping bag. I attempted to simply tie them onto my daypack. The weight distribution was poor and my daypack rubbed my skin raw on my lower back. I figure that I hiked probably 6 miles in towards the summit.
While hiking in, I did meet a couple who were hiking out. This was his 50th state highpoint and her 49th.