Ascent of Horn Peak on 1997-10-10
|Date:||Friday, October 10, 1997|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||3865 ft / 1178 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe peak can be reached from highway 62 on the south side of the wilderness area. Turn north off highway 62 at a point 0.2 mi. south of milepost 118 and call box 1822. This turnoff is also about 0.7 mile north of a railroad crossing. Follow this good dirt road which in about 0.2 miles crosses the aqueduct. Then go left (west) along a dirt berm for about 1.8 miles and then turn right and continue generally northwest on the road. At 3.0 miles go straight at a junction and continue until the road reaches a red stake at the wilderness boundary after 7.4 miles. UTM here is: 707240E and 3785210N. Park here and start hiking on the road northwest to the ruins at Horn Spring. UTM here is: 703840E, 3787260N. At the spring go northwest on ridges till you reach a main ridge south of Horn Peak. Go north on the main ridge and then head to the less-steep slopes coming down from the summit on the southwest side. The hike is about 4.5 miles one-way with a gain of about 2600 ft. Allow about 3 to 3 1/2 hours to reach the top. 10/97 RLC
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