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Ascent of Hermits Rest on 1994-03-10

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Thursday, March 10, 1994
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hermits Rest
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:6650 ft / 2026 m

Ascent Trip Report

I, and four other friends, hiked down into the Canyon to the Hermits Campground, elevation about 3,000 feet. Then we got slammed by a late-Winter rain/snow storm. It rained very heavy where we were, flooding tents, creating havoc, all that fun stuff.

The weather wasn't looking too promising for the later days. We decided to hike out the following day. Snow line was about 4,000 feet. It was a cold and windy slog up hill. The scenery was magnificent, but the conditions were rough.

In a sense, this is a mountain climbed in reverse, down, then up. Hermits Rest is not a summit but just an endpoint. The stats are just for the ascent,
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3650 ft / 1112 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3650 ft / 1112 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Hermit Trail
    Start Trailhead:Hermits CG  3000 ft / 914 m
Descent Statistics



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