Ascent of Peak 8829 on 2020-04-30

Climber: Tom Gathright

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, April 30, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Peak 8829
    Elevation:8829 ft / 2691 m

Ascent Trip Report

After Harkley, I headed south along the ridge and was surprised to see an ATV trail leading up to the saddle of Harkley from the east side. Go figure, there is always an easier way up. The hike along the ridge was pleasant enough, very minor bushwhacking, a little avoiding the last remaining deep snow drifts and the a little loose rock coming up from the north side of the summit of Peak 8829.

The descent was down from the saddle on the south side of the peak, over a lot of deadfall until reaching one of the old mine roads. There was still some deadfall over the road making it impassable for vehicles, but it was a nice walk back to the truck without having to go across the open country which is littered with significant deadfall.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:727 ft / 221 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:727 ft / 221 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:From Harkley Mtn
    Start Trailhead:8102 ft / 2469 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Harkley

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Harkley Mountain2020-04-30 a1509 ft / 460 m
2Peak 88292020-04-30 b727 ft / 222 m
Total Trip Gain: 2236 ft / 682 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Tom Gathright
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