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Ascent of Spectre Peak on 2011-12-14

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Jennifer Blackie
John Ide
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Spectre Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4482 ft / 1366 m

Ascent Trip Report

What an amazing corner of Joshua Tree Nat'l Park! The hike up was great, the sun was rising and we were in and out of the shade. The temperatures were perfect, mid-50s to low 60s all day. We snagged Aqua BM on the way up Spectre. Distances and gain are deceiving out here. Spectre looks miles from Aqua with tons of gain, but it is ~350 ft of gain in under half a mile. There is certainly more to explore out here for future hikes - not too far from home either!

13.8 miles
Max speed 7.2 mph
Moving Avg 2.4 mph
Moving Time 5hrs 40 min
Lounged on top of Aqua for 30 min and on top of Spectre for just over an hour - blew the DPS hike time (11 hrs) out of the water....

Link to pics
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:348 ft / 106 m
    Elevation Loss:2782 ft / 848 m
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:348 ft / 106 m
    Route:DPS Route B
    Trailhead:4134 ft / 1260 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2782 ft / 848 m
    Route:DPS Route A
    Trailhead:1700 ft / 518 m
Ascent Part of Trip: DPS Bagging Dec '11

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Peak 32922011-12-10 a
2Whipple Mountains High Point2011-12-10 b
3Harquahala Mountain2011-12-11 a
4Cunningham Mountain2011-12-11 b
5Signal Peak2011-12-12
6Picacho Peak2011-12-13
7Aqua Benchmark2011-12-14 a
8Spectre Peak2011-12-14 b



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