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Ascent of Mount Wilson on 2019-05-05

Climber: Ritch Go

Others in Party:Kyle Wilson -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Sunday, May 5, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Wilson
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:5445 ft / 1659 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took 93 south past 15 miles from Hoover dam. We used interstate 11 and by pass boulder city. Turned left to Temple bar road continued for another 10.6 miles and turned left to a primitive road until we reached the trailhead. The information board was moved closer to the main road. There is a jeep trail visible all the way to the base of the mountain but it is fenced off and is not accessible. We had to follow the jeep trail for about 30 to 1 hour. Started at 5:24 am to beat the heat. Followed the wash afterwards and went through several portions of scrambles. Pretty sunny with some cool breeze at the peak. Going down was fine until I had an accident, boulder rolled unto my left knee and leg going down. Pain was excruciating when I bear weight on it. Our estimated time to reach the jeep was 11:30, we ran out of water. we still have about 30mins-1 hour to the jeep. Had Kyle go ahead so he could hydrate and if I were too slow he could bring me some water. we got there about 1:30 If i am correct.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear



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