Ascent of Peak 7297 on 2020-03-31

Climber: Richard Hensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Peak 7297
    Elevation:7297 ft / 2224 m

Ascent Trip Report

The register on top was waterlogged. Tried my best to dry it out, but didn't have all day. Got the pages separated, but had to leave it damp. The lid seemed tight, so maybe it just isn't waterproof.

From the south, Mormon Well Rd was passable by medium clearance. Most of it is so rough I couldn't maintain 20mph. It takes a long time to get here from Corn Creek.

Drove out to the north for US-93. Much of it was smoother on hard-pack dirt. But that only makes it prone to being muddy when soaked. It also had some rougher parts that needed a little more clearance. It's also much more prone to washouts. There are gates where they must close this part on occasions. Check with the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:774 ft / 234 m
    Total Elevation Loss:774 ft / 235 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:sct cu; viz 75mi; breeze; pleasant
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:656 ft / 199 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 631 ft / 193 m; Extra: 25 ft / 7m
    Loss on way in:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:W rib
    Start Trailhead:Mormon Pass picnic area  6666 ft / 2031 m
    Time:35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:749 ft / 228 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 631 ft / 193 m; Extra: 118 ft / 35m
    Gain on way out:118 ft / 35 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:N rij, Slope BM
    End Trailhead:Mormon Pass picnic area  6666 ft / 2031 m
    Time:43 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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