Ascent of Yellow Hill on 2012-06-24
|Others in Party:||Ken Jones|
|Date:||Sunday, June 24, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||5527 ft / 1684 m|
Ascent Trip ReportPublic land. Approach road is car passable up until newer TH at berms at about 2800'. Older maps show the road going higher and it does and it would be driveable except that they have bermed it. That way you can walk a driveable road instead of having to drive it.
Basically a trail hike so straight-forward. Hike road until about 3700'. Take the obvious but unsigned steep ascending motorcycle trail upward. Just walk that. Later a road came back in and that may be a continuation of the road lower down but it might not. Dunno. The map shows a trail fork with one trail looping out W and one going directly up. Instead, we found no such fork and we took what seems to be the direct trail although we found the route to be a bit more loopy than the map shows. In any event, just stick with the trail. Get close enough to the peak and then walk the 100' vertical off trail easily to the summit and benchmark. No problems. Some snow lingering above 5000' currently. Showers off and on. Descended the same way. Some decent Teanaway views. Not a great peak but a decent choice for a little exercise on a rainy day. We considered continuing to Backcourt Elbow Peak but the rain and lingering snow plus our relative lack of interest in the Backcourt failed to provide sufficient motivation.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3007 ft / 915 m|
| Extra Gain:||140 ft / 42 m|
| Distance:||8 mi / 12.9 km|
| Route:||Trail 1222|
| Trailhead:||Bermed Road 2800 ft / 853 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Raining, Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
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