Ascent of Harquahala Mountain on 2019-03-17

Climber: Ryuga Hatano

Date:Sunday, March 17, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Harquahala Mountain
    Elevation:5681 ft / 1731 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road to the trailhead from U.S 60 is pretty passable to 2wd passenger cars at the moment; just take it easy and pick your line well. There is a pretty BLM sign off US 60 indicating the turn off now, right behind the gate leading to the trail.

Lots of cool remains from the observatory installation and old prospector settlements scattered along the trail.

The sign at the summit microwave installation prohibiting swimming and fishing are funny.

Coordinates for turn-off from US 60: 33°52'06.1"N 113°23'52.5"W
Coordinates for trail head: 33°50'34.5"N 113°23'04.7"W
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3205 ft / 976 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3415 ft / 1040 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.3 mi / 16.5 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3205 ft / 976 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:North Pack Trail
    Start Trailhead:2476 ft / 754 m
    Time:2 Hours 38 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3415 ft / 1040 m
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    End Trailhead:2266 ft / 690 m
    Time:2 Hours 21 Minutes

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