Ascent of Keystone Peak on 2011-03-27
|Others in Party:||James N|
|Date:||Sunday, March 27, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||6188 ft / 1886 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis mtn is fairly well covered and easy anyway. Drive towards McGee's settlement and park at the water tank on the left at 4700'. Hike from here up the mapped road sequence. The sign at the gate says several things but walking access seems to be just fine. The road is mapped as a 4WD route but it is Corolla compatible but you'll be walking it anyway. Two other 6160+ contenders vie to defeat 6188. The one just S of 6188 has a tower and isn't really in the running. The one further N can be accessed by a pair of roads that are mapped which will take you up to the obvious top. Probably lower but not certain to my naked eyes. No towers so that is nice compared to all of the crap on 6188. And it is mean P300 for what little that is worth. I hit that one on the way in and then finished on 6188 where you can find the highest ground near a five foot tall brown pipe amidst the infrastructure. Baboquivari looks cool. Otherwise, this is a fairly run of the mill cupcake trip. Incidentally, to get to 6188 just follow the main road the whole way it and it will circle around counter-clockwise and go right up to the summit even though the topo does not show that.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1568 ft / 478 m|
| Extra Gain:||40 ft / 12 m|
| Distance:||8 mi / 12.9 km|
| Route:||Standard Roadwalk|
| Trailhead:||First Water Tank 4700 ft / 1432 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Keystone|
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