Ascent of Miller Peak on 2018-11-20

Climber: Rafee Memon

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Miller Peak
    Elevation:9466 ft / 2885 m

Ascent Trip Report

My family and I drove from Tucson to Sierra Vista the night before so that I could hike Miller and Carr Peaks, an area of Arizona that I hadn't yet visited. I ate breakfast at our hotel and headed up Carr Canyon Road towards Ramsey Vista Campground. The road turned to dirt pretty quickly, and I was glad to have a high-clearance SUV for a few sections (four-wheel drive wasn't necessary). It took me about 45 minutes to reach the campground from the turn off of Route 92. My car was the only one in the area when I started up the trail around 8:15am. The trail started with annoyingly-sized rocks that seemed ready to give me sprained ankles, but luckily it turned into a cruiseable trail as I started ascending. I kept a fast pace as I passed by the Carr Peak turnoff, down the saddle, and on the final climb of Miller Peak. I didn't see another soul; I read that trash is sometimes an issue on the Crest Trail, but I didn't see anything of the sort. I reached the summit around 10:10am and enjoyed panoramic views of the various southwestern Arizona ranges. After a brief stay, I returned down the same trail and summited Carr Peak around 11:30am. I enjoyed the views slightly more if not just because I now had a view of Miller Peak. I passed by a group of about ten older hikers on the cutoff trail on my way down, in addition to three or four small groups on the main trail. I reached the trailhead around 12:30pm and drove back to the hotel in Sierra Vista.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3173 ft / 966 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3173 ft / 966 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11.2 mi / 18 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2637 ft / 803 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2101 ft / 641 m; Extra: 536 ft / 163m
    Loss on way in:536 ft / 163 m
    Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Start Trailhead:Ramsey Vista Campground  7365 ft / 2244 m
    Time:1 Hours 52 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2637 ft / 803 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2101 ft / 641 m; Extra: 536 ft / 163m
    Gain on way out:536 ft / 163 m
    Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    End Trailhead:Ramsey Vista Campground  7365 ft / 2244 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Miller/Carr

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Miller Peak2018-11-20 a3173 ft / 967 m
2Carr Peak2018-11-20 b225 ft / 69 m
Total Trip Gain: 3398 ft / 1036 m    Total Trip Loss: 3398 ft / 1036 m
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