Ascent of Ryan Mountain on 2019-02-01

Climber: David Comerzan

Date:Friday, February 1, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ryan Mountain
    Elevation:5457 ft / 1663 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a private hike with George Christiansen of 3 peaks in Joshua Tree National Park. For 5194 and Ryan, we started at the Ryan Campground. We followed the Calif. Hiking and Riding trail a short distance then up a gully to 5194. There was no register or BM on 5194. From there we hiked north to Ryan. Again no register or BM. From Ryan, we followed Rt. 3 of the HPS peak guide down a gully back to the campground.
Next was Joshua Mountain. We drove around to 29 Palms to Utah, turned right (south) for
about 3 miles to Wellock Rd and parked. From here, we crossed the desert floor to a gully that went west toward the summit. There was a well ducked, use trail up to the base of Joshua Mtn. We then went around to the right to the north side and did a rock scramble to the summit. Again no register or BM on the summit. On the return, we went around the other side which actually was a better route.
7:35 am Depart. 4322’
8:50 am Peak 5194 Summit. 1.3 miles, 822’ gain
9:45 am Ryan Mountain Summit. 2.3 miles, 1309’ gain
11:25 am Car. 4 miles round trip, 1350’ gain, 3 hours, 50 minutes
1:00 pm Depart. 2550’
2:50 pm Joshua Mountain Summit. 1.75 miles, 1227’ gain
4:35 pm Car. 3.5 miles round trip, 1280’ gain, 3 hours, 35 minutes.
Total for the day: 7.5 miles round trip, 2630’ gain, 7 hours, 25 minutes.
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