Ascent of Canyon Creek Peak on 2009-05-26
|Date:||Tuesday, May 26, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Canyon Creek Peak|
| Elevation:||5560 ft / 1694 m|
Ascent Trip Report
On US-16 about 3½ miles E of Tensleep, I headed SE on WY-436. 2.5 miles down this road is a gravel road on the R, identified by a yellow sign as state trust land. WY-436 runs mostly NW-SE at this point. I parked here.
I crossed a fence on the NE side of the highway, dipped across a gully, and soon gained the flat, sloping W face of the peak. Scattered evergreens and occasional rocks pose no impediment to travel. After about half an hour I reached the summit area. The topo shows no fewer than 4 possible 5560+ contour areas, but the largest (which is the 2nd most eastern) is definitely the highest ground. The 2 western areas are naturally crossed on the way to it. Be sure to keep going E until the ground drops away on three sides. You will need to do a slight amount of class 2 scrambling when descending the E side of the 2nd most western area. The SE area, which is very tiny, is a rock outcrop that is definitely lower and need not be visited.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||550 ft / 166 m|
| Extra Gain:||25 ft / 7 m|
| Distance:||2.4 mi / 3.9 km|
| Route:||W face|
| Trailhead:||WY-436 5060 ft / 1542 m|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
| Time Up:||40 Minutes|
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