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Ascent of Mount Perkins on 2000-01-25

Climber: Richard Carey

Date:Tuesday, January 25, 2000
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Perkins
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:5456 ft / 1662 m

Ascent Trip Report

The peak is easily climbed from near Cottonwood Spring on the east side. To reach the spring turn off highway 93 near Dolan Springs heading west on a good dirt road which is 0.25 miles north of mile post 40. There is a gas station and wrecking yard on the west side at this spot. Go west for 1.3 miles and turn right (north) and note the following features: This good road curves northeast then back northwest and after 1.4 miles stay left at a Y junction. At 3.2 miles continue straight past a cross road. At 4.7 miles there is a faint road on the right, continue straight ahead. At 5.2 miles go right at a junction where a road goes off to the left. At 5.7 miles stay left as the road goes past a gravel pit and enters a canyon. A 4WD vehicle would be best since the road soon deteriorates. From the gravel pit one can drive about 1.5 miles to where the road ends just below a dam and the remains of the spring. Park here. UTM is: 726840E, 3940280N. The peak with antennas on it is visible from here to the southwest. From here hike up the canyon past the old concrete dam and then go south up a ridge that leads to a crest just southeast of the summit. Turn right and follow the ridge to the highest point. The hike is about 3 miles round-trip with a gain of 1500 feet. Allow about 1 3/4 hours to reach the top and about one hour to return. 1/00 RLC
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