Ascent of Peak 8829 on 2018-07-31

Climber: Tom Gathright

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Peak 8829
    Elevation:8829 ft / 2691 m

Ascent Trip Report

YY: Hiked up to Peak 8829, then traversed across the ridge, making my descent from the southern end of the ridge. When I went up to the top of Peak 8829 I took my backpack off for the scramble, but that wasn't necessary as there is an easy scramble on the southeast side, so the gps looks a little off.

I made a gigantic rooky mistake and hiked to what looked like the highest peak, never checking my Garmin or topo map (both were in my backpack), only to find out when I got back to the truck that I completely missed the summit I intended, Harkley Mountain. On the positive side, the skies were very hazy either from the persistant high pressure system or from smoke from the CA fires. I couldn't see Frisco Peak it was that hazy. So I already considered going back when there is a low pressure system moving through and improving the views.

The bushwhack down was not fun at all, most of it was down steep scree through the small scrub oaks. At least the scrub oaks are better than Mountain Mohogany.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2474 ft / 754 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2379 ft / 725 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm
Hot and hazy skies
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2474 ft / 754 m
    Route:Obviously the wrong one I wanted to do
    Start Trailhead:6355 ft / 1937 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2379 ft / 725 m
    End Trailhead:6450 ft / 1965 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Tom Gathright
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