Ascent of Backus Peak on 2014-01-31

Climber: Ken Jones

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, January 31, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Backus Peak
    Elevation:6651 ft / 2027 m

Ascent Trip Report

I followed HPS Route 1. It's fine, except that it's not clear that you can drive a couple of tenths of a mile from the highway before running into the wilderness boundary at a cross road that is not mapped.

I took the jeep road and cross-wash option on the way up, and walked down the wash on the way down. The footing and lack of extra gain makes the wash a bit easier, but you'll have less visibility of the route when down in the wash.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2951 ft / 899 m
    Elevation Loss:2951 ft / 899 m
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2951 ft / 899 m
    Extra Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Route:jeep trail, then x-c
    Trailhead:Road end at wilderness boundary  3800 ft / 1158 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2851 ft / 869 m
    Route:x-c, then wash
    Trailhead:Road end at wilderness boundary  3800 ft / 1158 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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