Ascent of Peak 8829 on 2018-07-31
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 31, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||8829 ft / 2691 m|
Ascent Trip ReportYY: 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
| Gain on way in:||2474 ft / 754 m|
| Route:||Obviously the wrong one I wanted to do|
| Start Trailhead:||6355 ft / 1937 m|
| Loss on way out:||2379 ft / 725 m|
| End Trailhead:||6450 ft / 1965 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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