Ascent of Peak 2553 on 2016-11-17

Climber: Richard Carey

Date:Thursday, November 17, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 2553
    Elevation:2553 ft / 778 m

Ascent Trip Report

Of the 13 peaks on the Buck Peak quad this is one of the ones with higher prominence. It is a fun scramble to a great summit with fine views over the Cabeza Prieta Mountains. The peak is in the Cabeza-Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and a permit is required for entry. Information on getting the permit is at my website: The driving route is from the north from Wellton across the Goldwater Range. Take exit 30 from Interstate 8 in Wellton and go south on Ave. 29E for 2.8 miles to the Range boundary. Go east on a road that turns to dirt for about 1.6 miles to a Goldwater Range sign. This is point D on the road that goes southeast toward the east side of the Copper Mountains. Follow this good to fair road for 10.3 miles to Post D5 with a junction of a "Drag Road" going west. Continue southeast until about 17.8 miles has past and reach Post D14. Take the left fork here and drive 0.9 miles to the CPNWR boundary. Park here. Ahead is a management road that is not supposed to be driven. From here it is a 4.1 mile walk to the start of the track. The climb is one mile with a gain of 1350 ft. It took us one hour and 40 minutes up from the start of the track. 11/16 RLC
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