Ascent of Peak 7297 on 2020-03-31
|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|
| Elevation:||7297 ft / 2224 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe 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|
| 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|
| 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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