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Ascent of West Silver Bell Mountains High Point on 2020-01-25

Climber: Scott Surgent

Others in Party:Scott Peavy
Mike V.
Date:Saturday, January 25, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:West Silver Bell Mountains High Point
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:3100 ft / 944 m

Ascent Trip Report

The hike was simple: a trek east up a canyon, then a right-hand turn and a more-open slope up to a saddle, then left up another slope and a small ridge to the summit. Took us just over an hour to hike it. Navigation is easy, the rocks in the canyon generally easy to handle, and the brush is occasionally thick but usually easy to avoid. This was an "efficient" mountain.

The 4-mile desert track from Aries Road is sandy in spots, has some ruts with leans, but almost no rocks. Mike's Jeep handled it well. It would have been borderline in my Subaru. If wet, this road would get muddy.

Full trip report
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1150 ft / 350 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:West canyon
    Trailhead:End of road at NW tip  1950 ft / 594 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles



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