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Ascent of Mount Peale on 2018-06-23

Climber: Chris Earle

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, June 23, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Motorcycle
Peak:Mount Peale
    Location:USA-Utah
    Elevation:12721 ft / 3877 m

Ascent Trip Report

The most challenging part was getting to the trailhead. I first tried getting to La Sal Pass from the west and that is one serious HC4WD road. Then I found the signed "Two Mile Road" off UT 46, leading to the signed "La Sal Pass" road, leading to near the trailhead. This is mostly a good gravel road. The last bit up to the trailhead from the La Sal Pass road is dirt, first good, later not so good. I camped about 1/2 mile below the trailhead and just walked in from there the next morning. If you have a GPS, the trailhead is at 38.427, -109.239. The trail is faint but reasonably obvious; quite a few people do this climb. It took about 2 hrs to the summit, all Class 1/2, and about the same time going down. Gorgeous views out across Arches and Canyonlands. It would be reasonably easy to add Tukuhnikivatz or Mellenthin to a day trip.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:2.0
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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