Ascent of Indian Hill on 2010-03-14

Climber: Derek Loranger

Date:Sunday, March 14, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Indian Hill
    Elevation:2280 ft / 694 m

Ascent Trip Report

On this Sunday morning, I scrambled atop a small rise and saw a large coyote turn and look at me, then run down the rise into the desert floor below, joining other coyotes to disappear among the cactus and chaparral.

The morning was beautiful, the sun was shining on my back and the breeze had enough chill in it to cool me from my exertion. Other than the birds, it was completely silent and I was the only person for miles. I was completely filled with the joy to be alive at that moment. I took a breath and continued up the mountain...

You can read the entire trip report with video at 100 Peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:411 ft / 125 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Jeep trail/Cross Country
    Trailhead:Near Bridge at head of Jeep Trail  1869 ft / 569 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Gorgeous Day
Ascent Part of Trip: Piedras Grandes and Indian Hill (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Piedras Grandes2010-03-14811 ft / 247 m
2Indian Hill2010-03-14411 ft / 125 m
Total Trip Gain: 1222 ft / 372 m    Total Trip Loss: 1222 ft / 372 m

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